24,243 injured Yemenis treated under Saudi-run health program

Time: 24 August, 2020

KSRelief provides diagnostic services, surgical facilities, rehabilitation and provision of necessary medications. (SPA)
  • Housing, food, and other humanitarian projects are being carried out throughout the war-torn country too

RIYADH: A total of 24,243 Yemenis had so far received treatment for their injuries as part of a Saudi health program launched in May 2015, figures have revealed.

The project, run through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), aims to ensure patients get necessary treatment within Yemen while critical cases are transferred to health facilities in Saudi Arabia and other neighboring countries.

The center has provided treatment for 9,729 Yemenis in government and private hospitals in the south of the Kingdom, referred several critical cases for advanced medical care at facilities in the Riyadh and Makkah regions, and transported 815 people for treatment in Jordan, Sudan, and India.

KSRelief offers diagnostic services, surgical facilities, and rehabilitation while providing necessary medication.

It has also launched artificial limb centers in Aden, Marib, and Taiz for the victims of land mines planted by the Iranian-backed Houthis. Work on another center is underway in the Seiyun governorate.

In addition, the aid organization has provided training for 5,138 Yemeni cadres at the centers.

Housing, food, and other humanitarian projects are being carried out throughout the war-torn country too.

KSRelief has also signed 10 contracts with private hospitals in the Yemeni governorates of Aden, Taiz, Seiyun, and Mukalla to provide treatment, diagnosis, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and follow-up services for 9,014 injured Yemenis.

And Saudi Arabia has launched several programs to combat dengue, cholera, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Yemen.

KSRelief has implemented 344 health projects in Yemen carried out in coordination with the high relief committee of the Yemeni Health Ministry and local and international partners.

This article was first published in Arab News

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