The third Riyadh health gathering explained 5 ways to treat heatstroke during the Hajj rituals.
During a tweet on his Twitter account, the assembly reviewed the five means, which included:
1- Transfer the injured person to a cool place.
2- Removing outer clothing and cooling the body with water, especially the head and neck area.
3- Exposing it to an air source such as air conditioner or fan.
4- Giving the injured person fluids.
5- Requesting emergency services and heading to the nearest health facility.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abd Al-Aali, had announced earlier that the ministry had dealt with more than 6,500 cases of heat exhaustion and sunstroke among the pilgrims.