The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) continues to support the healthcare sector in Yemen to face the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The society said in a statement on Saturday that its mission in Yemen provided medical and logistic supplies for the country's health facilities at a cost of $121,974.
They are part of a larger scheme carried out by the society until the end of 2020, with a total budget of $739,162.
The statement added that with $53,400 funding from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), QRCS supplied medical anesthetic equipment and vital signs monitors for the Al-Thawra Modern General Hospital, QRCS said.
Al-Thawra Hospital Chairman Dr Abdullatif Abo Taleb stated: "I would like to thank QRCS for their ongoing support, they are a major contributor to Yemen's hospitals and the only contributor to us in 2020. In partnership with UNHCR, they gave us many high-tech specialized devices that have saved many lives, amid harsh conditions and a widespread pandemic".
These provisions, he added, saved time and effort in treating the patients and helped to have the medical examinations done at the hospital, instead of the too expensive private labs.
Health Officer at UNHCR's country office, Dr Mohamed al-Jaloud said: "We are proud of our partnership with QRCS, which has proved a success."
"It is a timely support in the face of the Coronavirus outbreak, helping both the host community and the refugees".
He promised to continue to work on the joint projects with QRCS, expecting remarkable success.
At the same time, QRCS procured protective supplies for the Ministry of Public Health and Population in Amanat Al-Asimah, the Matnah Hospital in the Bani Matar district of Sana'a, and the quarantine facility in the Qahza area of Sa'dah.
These included $50,440 worth of sanitizers, disinfectants, detergents, and medical protective equipment.
The programme manager at QRCS's mission Dr Wafaa al-Shibani stated.
"There are serious shortages in the protective equipment needed to control the Coronavirus pandemic. As the authority supervising hospitals and health centers, the medical professionals of the Ministry of Public Health are particularly at risk of infection".
"We focused on the health facilities that have not received UN aid because they are located in remote areas with a high population density," she said."The recipient hospitals welcomed the humanitarian and brotherly role of QRCS in preventing the spread of the virus".
QRCS has previously supported the Republican Hospital in Taiz with sterilization and health protection materials, as part of the urgent response to Covid-19 Pandemic in the governorates of Taiz, Sana'a and Saada, at a total cost of $ 78,949, in addition to laboratory devices specialised in detecting viruses.
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