Time: 27 May, 2020
HAJJAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) is launching two projects in the Hajjah governorate – the first provides for operation of the Emergency Center to Combat Epidemics in the Hayran district, while the second involves Mobile Medical Clinics in Abs. Both are being implemented in cooperation with the Taybah Foundation for Development. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides ongoing support to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen, particularly important in light of the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The activities of the Emergency Center to Combat Epidemics in the Al Ja’dah Health Center in Hayran include: case evaluation and registration, treatment, inpatient care, recovery, and pharmacy services. It is expected that the number of beneficiaries will reach 10,800 people, and that the staff will include 3 doctors specializing in epidemiology, 13 nurses and 3 pharmacists, along with additional technical staff and others.
The Mobile Medical Clinics at the Al Ja’dah Health Center in Abs include a medical clinic, a nursing department and a pharmacy. The center will provide a doctor specializing in general medicine, a nurse and a pharmacist to serve some 3,000 beneficiaries. The clinic will offer general healthcare services, immunizations for children and mothers, and treatment of injuries.
The two projects are being provided in response to the urgent need for an Emergency Center to Combat Epidemics, including COVID-19, especially in light of the increasing number of cases being received at the Al Ja’dah Health Center. Patients are also presenting with other diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and cholera. The main goal of the clinics is to meet the health needs of IDPs and residents in the districts, and is an extension of the comprehensive medical sector assistance being funded and provided by KSrelief in the region. KSrelief is one of few humanitarian organizations on the ground and able to help meet the ongoing health care challenges of the Yemeni population.
The Director of the Health Office in Hayran, Dr. Omar Mishmat, stated that the two projects will contribute to reducing the high rates of epidemic diseases in the region, and will provide medical isolation spaces for some infected patients, including those with the COVID-19 virus. The beneficiaries expressed their thanks and appreciation to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its leadership for its ongoing commitment to Yemen and its people.