Ahead of the 2023 Hajj, the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has said the compulsory medical screening for intending pilgrims for will commence today (Monday) and end on May 16.
2023 Hajj: Lagos Begins Medical Screening For PilgrimsMr Saheed Onipede, the Board Secretary, according to a statement issued by the state government, said the screening was necessary to ascertain the health status of the intending pilgrims to detect any medical challenge affecting them early enough and for doctors to be able to manage and give them adequate treatment before departing for the holy pilgrimage.
“Hajj is a rigorous exercise, which requires that intending pilgrims must be physically and mentally fit to perform throughout the duration,” he added.
The exercise would take place at the Shamsi Adisa Thomas Mosque hall, Old Secretariat, GRA, Ikeja, at 8 am on each day, would be handled by medical workers from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. He said.
Onipede said intending pilgrims from Agege, Amuwo Odofin, and Ikeja local government areas would kick-start the screening exercise on Monday. Ajeromi Ifelodun, Mushin, Shomolu, and Surulere would have theirs on Tuesday while Alimosho, Kosofe, and Ifako Ijaiye would follow suit on Wednesday.
Thursday for Apapa, Badagry/Ojo, and Eti-Osa intending pilgrims, those from Ikorodu and Lagos Island are scheduled for Monday, May 15, while Oshodi Isolo, Epe, Lagos Mainland, JAIZ Bank, and other intending pilgrims would have theirs on Tuesday, May 16.