The Hajj & Umrah Travel Medical Kit, designed specifically for the needs of millions of Muslim pilgrims traveling for Hajj and Umrah, has been introduced by Rochester, Minn.-based Travel Health and Wellness LLC.
Created by Muslim medical professionals in coordination with a Mayo Clinic physician, the Hajj & Umrah Travel Medical Kit allows Muslim pilgrims to quickly and effectively respond to common injuries and emergencies while traveling. Each year, millions of Muslims worldwide make a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In 2016, Hajj is from Sept. 9 to Sept. 14. Umrah occurs at various times throughout the year.
“Considering the heat and crowds during Hajj and Umrah, minor injuries and illnesses are common and immediate medical help is often not available,” said Rashid Fehmi, CEO of Travel Health and Wellness. “During Hajj, pilgrims stay one night under the open sky, with no pharmacies or clinics around. The Saudi government provides ambulances, but they are preoccupied with serious conditions.”
The Hajj & Umrah Travel Medical Kit, which is TSA-compliant, includes all of the necessities for pilgrims to keep themselves safe while traveling. Enclosed within an attractive and easy-to-carry case, the Hajj & Umrah Travel Medical Kit contains items for:
- Sanitation – hand sanitizer, prep pads and soap
- Treatment – allergy tablets, antibiotic ointment, chewable aspirin, cough drops, diarrhea tablets, fiber tablets, ice pack, oral rehydration salts, pain and fever tablets and petroleum jelly
- Protection – Band-Aids, first-aid tape, gauze pads, gauze sponge, gloves, sterile gauze and surgical face mask
- Other – safety pins, scissors, tweezers
“Unlike regular first aid kits, the Hajj & Umrah Travel Medical Kit is meant specifically for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims,” said Fehmi, who has performed Hajj three times. “For example, our kit’s oral rehydration salts are vital as dehydration is a common condition among pilgrims.”
The Hajj & Umrah Travel Medical Kit is available for $37.49 (a 30 percent retail discount) athttp://mytravelhealthapp.wixsite.com/mysite.