UAE Mobile clinics rescue Yemenis in Taiz and Hodeidah villages

August 27, 2019

From one place to another, mobile medical clinics from the UAE tour the southern countryside of Hodeidah governorate, in western Yemen, providing free medical and treatment services to thousands of Yemeni patients.

Since the beginning of last week, mobile clinics have stepped up their medical operations in remote areas between Taiz and Hodeidah governorates, which are ravaged by the epidemics of “diarrhea”, “cholera”, “dengue” and “malaria”, and succeeded in saving the lives of many patients who were suffering from Highest levels of infection.

It has also continued to treat hundreds of cases of other respiratory, anemia, skin and severe malnutrition in children and the reproductive system.

The water diarrhea epidemic in the past two days has killed five people and injured more than 80, including children who fled with their families to escape Houthi terrorism in Hodeidah to a remote West Coast town, according to the Health Office of Al-Tahita Directorate.

For the second day in a row, a medical team from the UAE Red Crescent Authority, working with two medical clinics, is working to provide free emergency treatment services to dozens of people suffering from watery diarrhea epidemics in the villages of Al-Ghuwairq, Al-Thukair and Al-Saqf, which is affiliated to Al-Tahita south of Hodeidah.

The UAE Red Crescent field medical team reported that two mobile clinics with full supplies had responded to a distress call by residents to save their lives from an epidemic that swept their villages late last week .

The head of the field team, Dr. Ali Al-Mouri, said in a statement that the mobile clinics had succeeded in providing medical care for more than 80 cases, mostly women, children, the elderly and suffering from acute watery diarrhea.

The team also provides nutritional supplements for severely malnourished children in these impoverished villages to the south-west of the Red Sea district of Tahita

FadlBaswaid, the epidemiologist at the Health Bureau in Tahta, confirmed that the epidemic almost killed the population and displaced people in the absence of any medical interventions of the concerned international and local organizations.However, the emergency response of the UAE Red Crescent saved dozens of lives from actual death.

Baswaid thanked the UAE for standing with the people of Hodeidah and all the inhabitants of the West Coast towns, pointing out that the humanitarian and relief work in the UAE has contributed greatly to alleviate the suffering of the people and displaced people and normalize life in the liberated areas.

Mobile medical clinics target communities of displaced people in liberated areasThe average number of cases of treatment received in one of the districts was more than 1000 cases of various diseases.

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