In turn, Dr. Mageda al-Khatib, director of Al-Sabeen Hospital for Maternity and Childhood, explained to Almasirah that if Al-Sabeen Hospital was closed, as a result of the fuel crisis, 3,000 pregnant women and between 400 to 500 children in nurseries might die per month, noting that the United Nations organizations permanently stopped fuel subsidies in 2022. This contributed to the intensification of the fuel crisis.
Mutahar Al-Marwani, Director General of the Health Office in the capital, Sana'a, explained to Almasirah that there are 87 public and private hospitals in Sana'a, 529 public and private medical centers, and 7 oxygen factories whose monthly need is more than 2 million liters of diesel.
Al-Marwani pointed out that dozens of emergency calls from hospitals are received daily, but the siege is suffocating and the fuel we obtain does not cover 15% of the needs of the public and private medical sector in the capital, Sana'a, stressing that international organizations were informed by the Ministry of Health ten days ago of the danger of continuing aggression detained fuel tankers, and there was no positive sign.
Nasser Al-Qadri, Secretary-General of the Federation of Private Hospitals, pointed out that the fuel crisis imposed a new problem related to the inability of doctors and technical and administrative staff to reach hospitals. He explained that the hospitals and private centers in Yemen need one million and one hundred thousand liters of diesel per month, and currently only 30% are provided by the Petroleum Company and the government.
Al-Qadri said, "we are unable to operate major medical devices, and the continuation of this situation is prompting private hospitals to seriously consider the closing option despite its tragedy and the resulting humanitarian repercussions."
#Yemen #Sanaa #Health #US-Saudi Aggression #Fuel Crisis 22-03-07
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