By Sarah Townsend
Pilgrims have reportedly suffered from fainting and exhaustion upon arrival in Jeddah
Saudi authorities provided first aid to more than 300 Umrah pilgrims that have travelled to the Grand Mosque during the first half of Ramadan, it has been reported.
The Civil Defence Force rescued pilgrims who had suffered from exhaustion or fainting after they arrived at the mosque.
The force is already stationed at 35 points inside and outside the Grand Mosque.
However, additional emergency forces are to be deployed at peak hours during the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan, so that there are at least 50 stations, according to a report in the Saudi Gazette.
It said responses were being coordinated between Saudi Red Crescent and the departments of Public Security, Health Affairs and others to take care of the pilgrims.