Sana’a-based Public Health and Population Ministry on Monday warned of the repercussions of the World Health Organization’s decision to stop subsidizing oil derivatives for health facilities.
The ministry indicated that it would reconsider its partnership with the organization that abdicates its responsibility in light of crises.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Najeeb Al-Qubati, denounced in a statement the organization’s decision to stop subsidizing oil derivatives to health facilities, starting from next March, according to the official news agency (Saba).
Dr. Al-Qubati explained that this irresponsible decision will lead to stopping the services of 141 health facilities from working.
“The inability of the United Nations system to facilitate the arrival of oil derivatives and their continued flow due to the war and blockade that has continued for six years is in itself a failure to fulfill basic obligations guaranteed by international humanitarian law,” he said.
He pointed out that the organization’s decision coinciding with the continued detention of oil derivative ships by the Saudi-led coalition, raising questions about its timing and background.
The spokesman held the United Nations and international organizations, in particular the World Health Organization, fully responsible for the implications of this decision, calling for immediate review before it is too late.