Fuel relief enables 82 hospitals in Yemen to work around the clock

Fuel relief enables 82 hospitals in Yemen to work around the clock
NON-STOP SERVICES: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center also funded the implementation of immunization campaigns and the management services for childhood illnesses, reproductive health and nutrition, among others.
Updated 15 July 2016

Fuel relief enables 82 hospitals in Yemen to work around the clock

Fuel relief enables 82 hospitals in Yemen to work around the clock

ADEN: Dr. Nasser Ba’oom, minister of Public Health and Population and member of the Higher Committee for Relief in Yemen, said that the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, in coordination with the World Health Organization office in Yemen, has provided petroleum products to most government hospitals across the provinces for the past six months.
Ba’oom added that the center’s grant to provide petroleum products will cover 82 hospitals in all governorates, and will contribute to ending the hospitals’ power cuts, enabling them to work around the clock.
The minister praised center’s rapid response, which came in response to the demands of the High Committee for Relief to support the hospitals with oil products in order to relieve citizens of their suffering.
He stressed that the Public Health and Population Ministry, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and other international organizations, are working on the supply of medicines to hospitals and all health centers in various provinces. The center pays a great deal of interest in the health affairs of Yemen, where it provides support through programs funded by the center and carried out by the World Health Organization in collaboration with health partners in Yemen. The relief also funds programs for diverse social groups, including about four million women country-wide, four million men, one and a half million children under the age of five, and nearly two million pregnant women.
He pointed out that the center also funds the implementation of four immunization campaigns and five complementary activities to provide immunization and management services for childhood illnesses, reproductive health and nutrition. The organization has also carried out two national vaccination campaigns for measles and rubella.
Additionally, the relief funded and sent 12 teams to provide primary health care services in the provinces of Aden, Abyan, Hajah, Sana’a, Saada and Socotra, where its teams offered more than 132,000 medical consultations, including 34,320 consultations for women and 26,400 for children under the age of five.