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Hajj houses across India to become temporary Covid care centres

Considering the nation wide spread of COVID-19 and possible contribution of Haj Committee of India/State Haj Committees, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, has reviewed the status of the use of Haj Houses across India and instructed to help State governments in creating temporary COVID care centres at Haj Houses in different locations.

The Haj Houses, which are located independently in isolated buildings, can be used as COVID care centres. The executive officers have been requested to take initiative and to extend all possible support to the respective State Governments in establishment of temporary COVID Care Centre at Haj Houses in each State, the CEO of Haj Committee of India, Dr. Maqsood Ahmed Khan, said on Monday.

There are 16 Haj Houses spread across India, some of the largest being in Hyderabad and Mumbai, where Haj pilgrims congregate and rest before flying off for the Islamic pilgrimage.


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