YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa announces death of 12 sick cases among those registered to receive treatment abroad under UN truce

SANAA, May 08 (YPA) – The official spokesman for the Ministry of Health in the Sanaa government, Dr. Najeeb Al-Qubati, on Sunday announced the death of 12 patients who were registered to travel for treatment outside Yemen in accordance with the UN armistice agreement.

Dr. Al-Qubati confirmed in a press statement today, Sunday, that about 30,000 incurable patients urgently need to travel abroad to receive treatment, pointing out that two flights per week, as decided in the armistice agreement, are not enough to save the lives of patients.

He pointed out that the Saudi-led coalition countries’ repudiation of the implementation of the armistice agreement is a crime that has humanitarian repercussions, stressing that the coalition deliberately increases the suffering of the Yemeni people in light of the UN silence.

The spokesman stated that the health sector needs to modernize medical equipment and introduce some materials and supplies.