Hundreds of physicians leave Houthi-controlled areas

Hundreds of physicians leave Houthi-controlled areas

 

Alsahwa Net- Hundreds of Yemeni physicians have left the Houthi-controlled areas due to threats, pressures and blackmailing imposed by the Houthi against them, some of them told Alsahwa Net.

They said that the Houthis force them to work without payment and that they are ordered to work in hospitals that have no medical supplies.

According  to Alsharq Alawsat newspaper, most Yemeni physicians are no longer able to work in Sana’a and Hodeida due to restrictions imposed by the Houthis, pointing out that many physicians left these two governorates. 

Meanwhile, Cholera epidemic has broken out in a number of Yemeni governorates, leaving hundreds of people dead and thousands of cases are suspiciously infected.

A number of international organizations including  Doctors without Borders and the World Health Organizations have warned against the outbreak of the epidemic in several Yemeni governorates.

The outbreak comes 2 years after the country experienced the world's largest cholera outbreak ever recorded, an event that sickened more than 1 million people.

As of Mar 17, nearly 109,000 cases of watery diarrhea and suspected cholera have been reported in Yemen, along with 190 related deaths. The WHO said about a third of the illnesses are in children younger than 5.

 

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