Hajj Pilgrims Must Monitor Health Conditions for 21 Days
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian hajj pilgrims will be given a health report card dubbed the K3JH to monitor their health conditions for 21 days after their return to the home country.
“If any symptoms show within 21 days, the pilgrims must immediately report and visit nearest healthcare facilities by bringing the K3JH,” said the head of Hajj Health Center Budi Sylvana in Mecca, Wednesday, July 13.
The pilgrims who show symptoms must report and go the nearest healthcare facilities by bringing along the health report card, or K3JH. The pilgrims declared to be healthy at the arrival will also be monitored for 21 days by health department in their respective regions.
The monitoring aims as an early detection of infectious diseases, such as Covid-19, Mers-Cov, meningitis, polio, and diseases listed on the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIOC).
This is regulated on the Circular of the Director General of Disease Prevention and Control No. HK.02.02/C/2782/2022 Regarding Inspection and Supervision of Hajj Pilgrims at Embarkation and Debarkation.
If within the 21-day period no symptom was shown, the pilgrims must still submit the K3JH to nearest healthcare center.
Budi reminded the hajj pilgrims to maintain the healthy lifestyle, such as have enough sleep, consume healthy food, and maintain cleanliness after they arrive and during the health monitoring period. Once they arrive at the debarkation airports, they will have to screen their health condition and take a Covid-19 test.
The Health Ministry also prepared health post at the airports for emergency situation or health consultation, as well as ambulance and medical workers as an anticipation of the finding of infectious disease cases.
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