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9/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

The first hospital and three oxygen plants were shut down due to running out of fuel

(11 / Sep / 2020)

The health sector is facing difficultconditions that negatively affect health services for patients and expose theirlives to the risk of death in light of the intransigence of the aggressioncoalition and its deliberate detention of oil derivative ships and preventingtheir entry to the port of Hodeidah.

In the event that the United Nations andthe international community do not move to fulfill its humanitarianresponsibilities, the health situation will witness a catastrophe and a majortragedy as a result of the lack of electric power needed by hospitals, healthcenters and facilities due to the depletion of oil due to the continuation ofthe blockade.

Hospitals, health centers and facilitiesdepend entirely on oil derivatives to supply them with energy to operatemedical, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, ambulances and emergencyvehicles, and transport doctors, paramedics and health workers.

 Andin the sight, hearing and blessing of the United Nations and a negative silencefrom the international community, and despite repeated appeals to the SalvationGovernment in all its affected sectors, especially the health sector, theAggression Coalition intends to practice the harshest punishments and crimesagainst more than 25 million people living under the brunt of this blockade,which led to the depletion of oil derivatives from the warehouses of thecompany Yemeni oil, which greatly affects the health sector, and heralds anunprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.

And the alarm began sounding that thefirst government hospitals would stop operating, as the Public Health Office inHajjah Governorate announced that the provision of medical services to theMartyr Dr. Yasser Wathb Hospital in the Khairan Muharraq District had beendiscontinued due to the hospital’s fuel run out.

A statement issued by the Health Bureauconfirmed that the suspension of Al-Shahid Wathhab Hospital is a humanitariancatastrophe that exacerbates the health situation in the region, pointing outthat the continued detention of oil derivative ships threatens to stopproviding health services in the governorate's hospitals and to stop ambulanceand emergency operations.

The statement pointed out that thedetention of oil derivative ships threatens the lives of hundreds of thousandsof children, women and patients, especially in light of the spread ofepidemics.

According to the Ministry of Health, workin three oxygen plants in Sana'a has been partially halted, which putsthousands of patients at risk of death, especially those in intensive carerooms in isolation centers, hospitals and nurseries.

The Ministry confirmed that if the fuel isnot entered, the work of 150 hospitals, government agencies, and 163 privatehospitals will stop, partially or completely, and may turn into first aidcenters, in addition to closing about five thousand government and privatecenters and dispensaries in all directorates and villages, which will lose morethan 25 million. Citizen Health Care Services.


On the other hand, the National Center forBlood Transfusion and Research held the countries of the Aggression Coalitionresponsible for the repercussions resulting from the blockade and the ongoingpiracy and all the consequences regarding the health sector.

In a statement, the center warned againststopping its services at any moment as a result of running out of fuel,pointing out that oil derivatives are the lifeblood of the center, which needselectrical energy around the clock to maintain the stock of blood products.

 Thestatement indicated the importance of the center's equipment in preserving thestock of various blood products such as concentrated red cells, fresh frozenplasma and platelets, which are needed by all patients with cancer and bloodbreakdowns such as thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, and bleeding such aschildbirth, accidents and burns.

He emphasized that the lack of oilderivatives will make the center unable to preserve and provide blood forpatients with kidney failure, open heart operations, and other patients whoneed blood transfusions.

In this regard, the official spokesman forthe Ministry of Public Health and Population, Dr. Youssef Al-Hadri, confirmedthat the health sector will be paralyzed if the entry of oil derivativescontinues, and the coming days will witness the suspension of many hospitalsand health centers.

And he considered the aggression toprevent the entry of oil derivatives a criminal act that will turn hospitalsinto cemeteries due to the suspension of their services, and will have negativeeffects on patients, especially children in incubators and patients inintensive care.

He pointed out that preventing the entryof oil derivatives was deliberate killing, with premeditation, stressing thatthe coalition of aggression would cause a humanitarian catastrophe againstthousands of patients, especially those with heart disease, kidney failure andcancer.

Earlier, more than 30 central, central andrural hospitals condemned the criminal arrogance of the countries of theaggression coalition in preventing the entry of oil derivatives, which exposesthe country to a new health catastrophe.

And she emphasized that many departmentsare threatened with stoppage due to the depletion of stocks of petroleumproducts, which puts patients at risk of death.

While 135 civil society organizationscondemned the countries of the aggression coalition continuing to detain shipsof oil derivatives and prevent their entry to the port of Hodeidah.

She pointed out the repercussions of thedetention of oil derivative ships on the performance of hospitals and healthcenters, in light of the spread of diseases and epidemics, which will lead to ahumanitarian disaster.


The United Nations and the forces ofaggression held the responsibility for the repercussions resulting from theblockade and the ongoing maritime piracy and all the consequences of thecollective punishment policy that it has been pursuing for more than fiveyears, leading to an attempt to form epidemic outposts through the manufactureof supply crises that push citizens to abandon the precautionary measures andthe forced congestion in front of the petroleum stations to obtain On theirneeds of oil derivatives.