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Yemen’s Al-Jawf Hospital Reopens after Saudi-Sponsored Renovation

Yemen’s Al-Jawf Hospital Reopens after Saudi-Sponsored Renovation

Thursday, 22 November, 2018 - 11:45
Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber. (SPA)
Yemen (al-Jawf) – Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen (SDRPY) on Wednesday inaugurated a project to renovate and equip Al-Jawf General Hospital.

SDRPY fundraisers have managed to add seven clinics, emergency and hypnotherapy sections, and provide medical equipment to serve 12 departments. The hospital can now receive 18,000 patients per month.

Nearly 300 state-of-the-art medical devices, including 10 x-ray machines, 19 dental suites, 56 pieces of emergency room diagnostic gear, and 12 specialized ophthalmological devices, along with 160 additional beds and two electrical generators have been provided by the SDRPY, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen, said the Kingdom is actively supporting Yemen through development projects, providing more than $13 billion to that end.

Al-Jawf Governor Amin Ali Al-Okimi praised Saudi Arabia’s support for the hospital, which he said is the only government institution serving the governorate’s people.

The hospital treated more than 109,000 people last year, he added.

In the past two months, the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen announced major medical projects in various governorates.

They include the opening of Siyoun Hospital in Hadramout, the renovation of al-Ghaydah Hospital in al-Mahrah, and the completion of the King Salman Educational and Medical City in al-Mahrah.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz has ordered the planning and establishment of centers to treat chronic diseases in all Yemeni governorates.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Saudi Arabia established hospitals in the Yemeni governorates of Hajjah and Saada, which have been receiving $10 million annually since their establishment.

In 2013, Saudi Arabia began constructing the King Abdullah Medical Center in Sanaa, which was suspended due to the coup by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in 2014.

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