YEMEN Press Agency

Ministry of Health sounds alarm of major disaster due to threat of running out of oil derivatives

SANAA, Oct. 4 (YPA) –  The Ministry of Public Health and Population sounded the alarm about running out  the oil derivatives in the health sector, which portends a humanitarian catastrophe as a result of the continued siege by the coalition countries.

The coalition prevents tankers loaded with diesel and petroleum from reaching Hodeidah port to provide hospitals and other governmental and private health facilities with their requirements and needs.

The Ministry of Health denounced in a statement on Friday the intransigence of the coalition countries to prevent ships from entering Yemen, although they were inspected and authorized by the United Nations.

The statement stressed that the health sector entirely depends on oil derivatives whether to provide all medical, diagnostic and therapeutic devices with electric power or for the movement of ambulances and emergency transport of doctors, paramedics and health workers.

Moreover, the Ministry of Health blamed the coalition countries and their regimes for the deaths that occur for hundreds every day due to the deterioration of the health situation as a result of their aggression and blockade.

The ministry sent an urgent distress call to the international community, UN and international organizations to move quickly and pressure the coalition countries to lift the ban on these and other ships, especially as they are all subject to UN inspection and there is no justification for these hostile actions.