Cancer treatment facilities in Yemen at risk of complete shutdown due to Saudi blockade

Cancer treatment facilities in Yemen at risk of complete shutdown due to Saudi blockade

Head of the National Cancer Center in Sana’a, Dr. Abdullah Thawabah, has on Sunday warned of a humanitarian catastrophe that threatens the lives of oncology patients due to the lack of oil derivatives in light of the blockade imposed on the country.

Dr. Thawabah, in a statement he issued today, held the US-backed Saudi-led coalition countries and their followers fully responsible for this catastrophe as a result of their unjust siege imposed on the Yemeni people.

“The Oncology Center provides its services to more than 25,000 patients throughout the governorates of the country”, he said.

He explained that 120 patients receive daily treatment in the radiation department, 140 patients in the chemotherapy department, and many others in the diagnostic and examination departments, which all depend on electricity generated by dwindling fuel sources.

The head of the oncology center said that “We can hardly cover medicines and services for oncology patients, and our available stock is not enough for even a month. What will happen if the blockade on oil derivatives continues?”

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