WATCH: Hospitals in Yemen run out of medicine as Saudi blockade tightens


November 10, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

SANA’A, Yemen – Yemeni hospitals have been suffering a growing scarcity of medicines footage shot from the Sana’a hospital of al-Sabeen on Thursday shows. 

The lack of medicine is because of the air, sea and land blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition.

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This has been critical in Yemen for well over a year now with a Dr. Abdullah Thabit who runs the Malnutrition Section of Al Sabeen mother and child hospital in the capital Sana’a saying in September 2016 that: “Two twins died because of a lack of medicine. The situation here is very critical, we see more than three cases of malnourished children every day from different cities.

“There are not enough rooms or doctors, and no medicine. The hospital cannot provide salaries to bring more doctors. The salary is not enough because the cost of currency is going up and food is expensive. Meanwhile, we ask the patients to buy medicine themselves from outside the hospital. Some cannot afford the medicine so they leave and they don’t come back and we don’t know what will happen next, especially to their children,” he continued.

Fast forward to November 2017, and the Saudi-imposed blockade has not eased and nearly 13,000 Yemenis have been killed because of the daily airstrikes and support Riyadh gives to anti-Houthi groups.

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