Private hospitals in Yemen unable to provide proper care due to Saudi fuel blockade

Private hospitals in Yemen unable to provide proper care due to Saudi fuel blockade

The Federation of Yemeni Private Hospitals announced on Tuesday a state of emergency due to the continued Saudi blockade on fuel derivatives and the resulting rising costs of obtaining fuel, stressing that “this matter will lead to a complete inability to provide medical services.”

In a statement, the Federation of Yemeni Private Hospitals renewed its condemnation of the piracy and detention of oil derivatives ships near the port of Hodeidah and the prevention of their entry to Yemen.

The union explained that as a result of the siege, the services provided to patients has decreased by 50%, and a number of departments were closed in several hospitals.

It pointed out that the lack of oil derivatives had led to the death of many patients in intensive care units, as well as in emergency and operations departments.

Many hospitals have also been unable to save and store medicines meant for chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer tumors.

The statement called on the United Nations to use the strongest means of pressure on the coalition of aggression in order to allow the entry of all oil vessels.

The Yemeni Private Hospitals Federation also called on all humanitarian organisations to stand with the health sector and enhance its role in providing primary medical services and saving lives in light of the exceptional circumstances the country is going through.

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