The King Salman Humanitarian and Relief Center has supported the World Health Organization (WHO) in the delivery of life-saving oxygen stations to the Yemeni city of Aden, WHO reported this week.
A statement read that the “provision and delivery of 11 oxygen stations” was made possible with the support of the Saudi aid organization.
“A total of seven medical oxygen stations arrived in Aden port and are awaiting installation in targeted hospitals,” it added.
— WHO Yemen (@WHOYemen) May 4, 2018
Commenting on the news, Dr. Nevio Zagaria, the WHO Representative in Yemen, said: “The health facilities in Yemen lack the basic necessities and WHO is working hard to ensure that medicines, supplies, fuel, water and equipment like these oxygen stations are sent to priority hospitals.”
To accommodate the incoming oxygen stations, WHO is planning to construct 11 oxygen station houses and will coordinate the complete installation and testing of this life-saving medical equipment, with the support of partners from UAE Red Crescent, OFDA and the World Bank.
"As the conflict approaches its fourth year, the people of Yemen still lack much-needed access to basic health care services. Half of the country’s health facilities are completely or partially damaged and non-functioning and everyday, more people are at risk of epidemics or death from preventable diseases.” said Dr Zagaria added.