The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Authority has provided a new batch of medical supplies to Al Thawra Hospital in the Yemeni province of Ta'ez.
The medical supply, which included medicines and surgical instruments, were handed over today to the hospital in the presence of Ta'ez Governor Ali Al Ma'amary, hospital officials and ERC representatives.
Al Thawra hospital plays a key role in tending to the increasing number of wounded people in the province.
The supplies were transported to Ta'ez through the unpaved mountain roads.
The main access roads to the province have been closed due to the siege that is entering its second year, leading to an acute shortage of medicines and medical items.
The ERC said in a statement issued today that one its key priorities is to improve the declining healthcare services in Yemen through maintenance of hospitals and other healthcare facilities and provision of other logistic services such as ambulances, power generators, water and sewerage services, medical equipment and medicines.
This year, the ERC has implemented several humanitarian aid and relief programmes in Ta'ez, despite the complex and risky situation. Over 40,000 families have benefited from these programmes.