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Disruption of dialysis devices threatens patients with kidney failure in two Yemeni cities

Disruption of dialysis devices threatens patients with kidney failure in two Yemeni cities

SANAA – More than 200 people with kidney failure are at risk of dying from kidney failure, according to health authorities in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Sana & # 39; a, controlled by the Houthis, Yousef al-Hathri, said 147 patients with kidney failure in Hajjah province in northwestern Yemen, and 60 patients in Sana Province & # 39; a are at risk of death. Noting that a number of washing machines are disrupted and medicines and washing solutions are no longer available in these centers.

Al-Hawari told Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed that 10 washing machines at the hospital on 22 May in the Dalaa Hamdan area of ​​the Sana'a government were disrupted.He called the World Health Organization, the International Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières and other international organizations and philanthropists in Yemen and abroad. To carry out their humanitarian responsibility to this group that suffers during the war. "

"Most patients were reduced from three sessions to two sessions and a couple to one session per week." More than 1,300 patients with renal failure died during the war, and more than 7,000 patients received dialysis treatment in 26 centers in total Governorates or Yemen.

In the context of the Yemeni citizen with kidney failure Ahmed Abdullah, he became like other patients who were waiting for the death after the failure of washing machines and the exhaustion of solutions and medicines in the hospital on 22 May.

He stressed the "new Arab" that there is only one device left in the center, and the problems of patients are not limited to the disruption of devices and the depletion of drugs and solutions: "The high prices of drugs on the market are a become an obstacle for many patients, A moment of trouble to save the cost of medication. "

Claiming intervention and saving the lives of patients (New Arab)

Abdullah explained that they were protesting in front of the Sana & # 39; a building to demand that they save their lives and support the dialysis center with medical devices and solutions to ensure the continuity of its services to hundreds of patients who were victims. of death.

Earlier, international organizations warned of the collapse of the health situation of patients with kidney failure in Yemen, "after the situation of patients on the brink of collapse". Renal dialysis centers are available in 15 Yemeni provinces of 23 governments, with 28 of the 32 kidney dialysis centers.