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Posted On: 3 July 2022 08:23 pm
Updated On: 3 July 2022 08:36 pm

Qatari Hajj Mission unveils medical HT rescue jacket for Qatari pilgrims in holy sites

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Qatari Hajj Mission Unveils Medical HT Rescue Jacket

The Qatari Hajj Mission rolled out the innovative HT Rescue Jacket, the first of its kind, that will be used in the Holy Sites during this year's Hajj pilgrimage season for the service of Qatari pilgrims to offer medical care for them.

During a press conference held at the Qatari Hajj Mission in the Holy City of Mecca, the Head of the Medical Unit of the Qatari Hajj Mission Dr. Khalid Abdul Hadi clarified that HT Rescue Jacket is a new idea that was innovated and developed by the Medical Committee of the Qatar Red Crescent Society.

The HT Rescue Jacket combines the entire devices and medical kits required by the paramedic for the immediate medical intervention, especially during crowdy situations when pilgrims embark on performing the religious rites, particularly in the Holy Sites in Muzdalifah where it is extremely hard for ambulance vehicles to reach out the patients. Paramedic personnels who wear the jacket are capable of reaching patients quickly to provide emergency medical services.

Dr. Khalid Abdul Hadi emphasized that the innovative HT Rescue Jacket is deemed a mobile ambulance vehicle which contains the entire medical kits and equipment that a normal ambulance vehicle contains based on the modern miniature devices from highly recognized manufacturing plants, adding that the jacket is characterized by smaller size and is lightweight (6.5 kg) which can be worn easily. The rescue jacket also allows mobility compared to other medical devices used in the normal paramedic equipment.

He revealed that the medical unit of the mission has three paramedic jackets equivalent to three ambulance vehicles which are to be used in the Holy Sites. The jackets contains an Electrocardiogram EKG, an automated external defibrillator (AED), Fluid Suction Device, Pulse Oximeter, Blood Pressure Monitor, Glucose meter, Asthma Nebulizer, Temperature measurement device, in addition to multiple primary paramedics for wounds and injuries and others.

Source: QNA
Cover image credit: NadeebQa