Medical sources confirmed the death of 36 medical teams in Yemen as a result of their infection with the Corona virus, which continues to spread in the country very quickly, amid a complete inability of health authorities and United Nations organizations to cope with the epidemic.
According to the statistics revealed by the Yemeni Doctors ’Syndicate, the largest percentage of deaths of medical teams was concentrated in the capital, Sana'a, which is controlled by the Houthi group, with 18 deaths recorded. Then came the city of Aden,“ the south of the country ”, which is controlled by the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council, at a rate of ten Deaths from medical teams, and the rest of the numbers were distributed to other cities.
The head of the Yemeni Pharmacists Syndicate, Fadl Harrab, told Al-Jazeera Net that these figures are approximate, indicating deaths among pharmacists and nurses in the governorates of Hadramaut and Ibb.
The Syndicate of Yemeni Doctors and Pharmacists sent a distress call to the United Nations organizations working in Yemen concerned with the health and humanitarian situation to save their members from the daily death that began taking the lives of dozens of them, and asked them to provide them with the necessary preventive tools so that workers can follow up on suspected cases of infection with the Corona virus before the health sector collapses.
Corona in prisons
In a new development, the Association of Mothers of the Kidnapped revealed the first case of corona virus among detainees in the central prison in the capital, Sanaa.
The Association stated in a statement that the injured are quarantined inside the prison, and that the Houthi group "does not allow the entry of medicines and food to them, which increases their suffering and makes them vulnerable to certain death."
In the city of Aden, the Association of Mothers of Abductees in the Temporary Capital reported that detainees and forcibly disappeared in Bir Ahmed prison under the control of the Transitional Council forces face a slow death in their cells while the prison administration continues to reduce meals and cut off the electricity, in addition to the widespread spread of epidemics and diseases inside the prison.
In the latest warnings issued by the United Nations, Humanitarian Coordinator Lisa Grande said that the death toll due to corona in Yemen may exceed the death toll from war, disease and hunger combined during the past five years.
The coordinator of the "Doctors Without Borders" project in Aden, Thierry Durand, said that the patients' cases worsen very quickly, and that all those who die do not spend more than 48 hours in the hope center established by the organization and received from the beginning of last May until 23 of the same month, 228 people with coronavirus, 99 of whom died.
Durand added that they feel helpless when seeing sick people die one by one every day due to the lack of medical equipment, and added that all health workers in Yemen are living in difficult conditions and have no means of treating patients other than giving them the oxygen that is sometimes not available to the extent required.
And the health authorities announced yesterday, Saturday, 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 482 cases, including 111 deaths and 23 recovery cases. This statistic does not include the areas subject to the Houthis who did not disclose the number of infected cases in the cities they control.
In the context, the Yemeni government said that it intends to establish a hospital with a capacity of 100 beds to receive cases of infection with the Corona virus, while Yemeni activists and journalists circulated information about the looting of officials of the Yemeni government a shipment of thirty thousand strips of HIV testing.