Author: daniel fountainFri, 2018-05-04 00:33ID: 1525383248972673800
Rashid Hassan Riyadh: The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) has stepped up its medical relief efforts in Yemen, with three new medical teams to provide treatment without discrimination.
Dr. Abdullah Almuallim, director of the health and environment aid department, KSRelief, told Arab News on Thursday: “The center has formed three specialized medical teams to visit three different regions in Yemen and provide medical assistance to help injured recover from their sufferings.”
“A specialized medical team comprised of 25 doctors has already reached Marib governorate to provide health services to all Yemenis without any discrimination to patients; whether pro-legitimacy or rebel Houthi supporters,” Almuallim said.
“There is no discrimination at all, this is a medical mission providing humanitarian help to all injured Yemenis,” he said.
He said besides the Marib team, there are two other specialized medical teams, one for Taiz and the other for Aden.
The team includes doctors with specialization in different fields including a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon and medics who specialize in spinal surgery, ENT, plastic surgery and anesthesia.
The medical mission in Marib, which is an extension of the medical programs funded and monitored by the KSRelief in coordination with the Yemeni Ministry of Public health, started on May 1 and will continue till May 8, with the other two missions to follow later, he said.
He said that the campaign had begun providing medical equipment and supplies as well as operation theater equipment and surgery sets to the Marib hospital.
Almuallim said that the mission would also train Yemeni doctors and support staff of the medical team as well as upgrade the health system in Yemen in preparation for the restoration of legitimate government.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Wadei, who is heading the medical mission, said: “The doctors on this humanitarian medical mission are specialists from different hospitals in the Kingdom, providing medical help to the Yemenis and wounded soldiers to help them recover from their injuries.”
He said that the mission was a joint effort by KSRelief and the Nolabbee Alneda foundation supervised by Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz.
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