The Director of the Health Office in the Capital Secretariat, Mr. Mutahir Al-Marouni, has affirmed that the health sector represents an “advanced front of steadfastness in the face of aggression and siege,” during his inspection on Sunday.
He praised the steadfastness of the health sector and the continuation of its services to patients despite the many difficulties.
The Director of Health, along with the Assistant Director of the Moral Guidance Department, Brigadier General Abed Al-Thawr, confirmed that the continued seizure of ships carrying oil derivatives threatens the lives of thousands of patients and have caused the disruption of medical and treatment services in the capital’s hospitals.
He pointed out that the blockade and the lack of oil derivatives disrupted many important and life-saving sections of patients in emergency wards, intensive care, children’s nurseries and oxygen plants.
The Director furthermore said that the health sector has suffered and is still suffering from the lack of access of necessary medicines and devices to hospitals and health facilities, as well as the emigration of many medical personnel.
Mutahir Al-Marouni called on international organisations working in the health and humanitarian field to do their duty and fulfill their obligations in light of the aggravation of the suffering of the Yemeni people due to the aggression and blockade.