2024 Hajj: Nigerian Pilgrim Puts to bed in Makkah

2024 Hajj: Nigerian Pilgrim Puts to bed in Makkah

June 11, 2024

A 30-year-old Nigerian pilgrim has given birth to a baby boy at a Saudi Hospital in Makkah.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) the pilgrim arrived at the Hospital’s emergency room after experiencing labour pains at 31 weeks of the pregnancy.

The emergency team swiftly assessed her condition and transferred her to the maternity ward, where she gave birth to the baby boy naturally.

While the mother is recovering, the baby named Mohammad is receiving special care, being premature.

According to the Saudi Gazzet, this marks the first birth by a Pilgrim during the 2024 Hajj Season.

Meanwhile, the Head of the NAHCON’s Medical Mission for 2024 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Abubakar Ismail has confirmed that the female Pilgrim is from Borno State.

He said the National Medical Team has received a report on the development from the Borno State Medical Team saying the Woman evaded the mandatory Medical Screening in Nigeria.

Despite the subsisting policy of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria which restricts pregnant Women from traveling for Hajj, the cases of delivery during the annual pilgrimage season by the Nigerian Pilgrims have continued unabated.

NAHCON says Nigeria recorded seventy-five cases of pregnant Women who traveled to Saudi Arabia for the 2023 Hajj after bypassing the statutory recommendations, which ended with various medical complications occasioned by stress and the heatwaves.