Tariq Saleh directed to support the health center in TaizEnglish - Monday 21 November 2022 الساعة 05:56 pm
Residents of the city of Taiz (southwestern Yemen) found themselves besieged by one of the worst health disasters, in addition to the siege imposed by the Houthi militia, 7 years ago, after dengue fever spread frighteningly and the number of recorded cases exceeded 10,000, including 20 deaths.
During the past two months, the three districts of the city - which are under the control of the Brotherhood's Islah Party - (Cairo - Al-Muzaffar - Hall) have turned into hotbeds of infection with the spread of mosquitoes that transmit dengue fever, amid great negligence on the part of the health authorities loyal, directly or indirectly, to the Brotherhood.
According to medical statistics, 18 people have died of dengue fever and 11,432 have been infected with the epidemic in the city of Taiz, so far, and the Directorate of Salh tops the list with 3,299 cases.
The rapid spread of the epidemic is due to the accumulation of sewage in the open drainage channels that extend from the Sina neighborhood to the Asifra neighborhood, in addition to the accumulation of waste in many streets and alleys, which resulted in the spread of mosquitoes that transmit dengue fever.
Fever is usually transmitted by mosquitoes, as they suck the blood of an infected person, and after the incubation period, which lasts 8-10 days, mosquitoes are able, while biting people and sucking their blood, to transmit the virus throughout their lives.
The city's hospitals receive dozens of cases on a daily basis, while the number of imported cases increases at night, which puts great pressure on hospitals, especially Al-Thawra General Hospital, in contrast to the almost complete absence of the role of the Ministry of Public Health and its bodies, which are controlled by the Islah Party.
Small clinics and dispensaries witness a large influx of cases, according to the doctor, in the absence of complete awareness of the disease, especially among children whose complications from the disease may lead to internal bleeding that leads to death.
And medical sources linked the outbreak of dengue fever in Taiz, besieged by the Houthi militia, to the state of chaos that prevailed in the city, especially with the Islah party and the local administrative leaders loyal to it withdrawing from collecting financial resources and imposing royalties illegally, without incurring any obligation towards the population.
Amid governmental and partisan neglect and silence in the face of the health disaster in Taiz, a member of the Presidential Leadership Council - head of the Political Bureau of the National Resistance, Brigadier General Tariq Muhammad Abdullah Saleh, directed Prime Minister Maeen Abdul Malik to follow up on the relevant authorities and organize a campaign to confront fever epidemics in the city.
Brigadier General Tariq Saleh stressed, in a letter addressed last week to the prime minister, that "the relevant authorities in the government and Taiz governorate, and the relevant organizations and bodies, in this field, should be directed to organize a campaign to combat dengue fever in the affected areas," stressing at the same time And that "the humanitarian cell in the national resistance will be assigned to contribute to this campaign."
The movements of Brigadier General Tariq Saleh to save the residents of Taiz from the tragedy of dengue fever did not stop at this point, as he culminated in financing a wide campaign to combat the epidemic, which was launched on (Monday) in coordination between the Humanitarian Cell in the National Resistance and the Health Office in the province.
The campaign was launched by the health office in the governorate and the humanitarian cell in the national resistance, in the presence of the head of the political bureau branch in Taiz, Sheikh Abdulsalam Al-Dahbli.
The governor of the governorate, Nabil Shamsan, considered that the campaign came at its time, saying that the epidemic had escalated among the residents of the governorate center, in light of the brutal siege imposed by the terrorist Houthi militia.