It was gathered that the Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, on Monday said it would commence medical and pregnancy test for intending pilgrims to this year’s hajj.
Its Public Relation Officer, Yunusa Abdullahi, who made the disclosure in a statement said that female intending pilgrims would undergo pregnancy test, in addition to the general medical screening of all other pilgrims.
The statement said that the pilgrims are to undergo medical screening this week in order to ascertain their health status before embarking on the life time journey.
It warned that the medical screening was compulsory and the board would only accept result of screening conducted in government designated hospitals.
“The medical and pregnancy tests are absolutely necessary and compulsory, so any pilgrim who refuses to undergo them can lose his or her Hajj seat”, the statement said.
It also advised intending pilgrims to collect medical cards from their respective registration officers before going to the designated hospitals for the screening.
NAN report that no few than 6,335 registered intending pilgrims are expected to perform hajj this year from the state.