RIYADH, More than 1.3 million Haj pilgrims arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through all ports of entry, Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported on Thursday.

Of the total 1,336,426 pilgrims, 1,245,303 arrived by air, 76,199 by land and 14,924 pilgrims by the sea, the SPA quoted The Saudi General Directorate of Passports as saying.

Meanwhile, King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC) in Makkah has conducted more than 163 operations, including 160 cardiac catheterizations and 3 open cardiac operations for pilgrims since the beginning of the month of Dhual-Qa'dah this year until now.

Cardiac catheterization is the insertion of a catheter into a chamber or vessel of the heart. This is done both for diagnostic and interventional purposes

Source: Emirates News Agency