Authority for Statistics: Follow-up and field supervision on Hajj health services is one of the five key services offered to Hajj pilgrims. It includes over 33 basic services delivered by more than 6,000 supervisor and monitor
Government and service entities in Saudi Arabia offer a vast pool of services to Hajj pilgrims. These services are generally divided into 5 basic services: follow-up and field supervision of Hajj, general Hajj services, Hajj health services, Hajj transport services, and Information and Communication Technology services in Mecca and holy sites. GAS announced on Sunday, 3 Dhu al-Hijjah under the 1440 H Hajj season statistics records on its official website www.stats.gov.sa that the size of workforce providing follow up and field supervision services for the guests of Allah this year has reached 6,336 supervisors and monitors, including 156 females. These are supervising Hajj-related work carried out by all government and service entities from the arrival of pilgrims and until their departure.Follow up and field supervision of government entities in question is divided between desk work and field work. The total number of vehicles dedicated for field work reached 1,222 vehicles, including tailored equipment, cars, and motorcycles. They have been also equipped with 2,400 wireless devices for direct communication.
GAS indicated that 6 government entities are providing follow up and supervision services: The Emirate of Mecca Region, the Emirate of Medina Region, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, the Control and Investigation Board, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.The entities provide support and monitoring for Hajj and Umrah works in order to offer the best services for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, supervise the performance of entities operating at outlets under the umbrella of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, identify shortcomings, supervise the transportation of pilgrims from their accommodation in Mecca to Mina (Tent City), supervise their return from Mina at the end of the pilgrimage to their accommodation in Mecca, oversee the transportation of pilgrims between holy sites in buses, prepare a plan for the boarding of pilgrims from pilgrim camps to Jamaraat Bridge, including boarding schedules and routes, oversee services provided to national pilgrims during their presence in holy sites to ensure high quality, address errors, and identify shortcomings, monitor the availability of supplied quantities of commodities, foodstuff, and meals in Mecca, Medina, holy sites, Jeddah, and Taif, monitor seasonal workforce during the Hajj season, check their workplaces and accommodation, perform overall monitoring of services offered during Hajj, and assist Committees charged with monitoring the distribution of holy site lands and camps.
It is worth mentioning that the main Hajj follow up and supervision services amount to over 33 services, from which many more services are derived. These services are carried out throughout the year, and not just during the Hajj season, through committees and teams emanating from the 6 government entities.
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