Taiz , – Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has completed the second phase of the project to rehabilitate and operate the 22 May Primary Health Care Center in Al-Mudhaffar District, the Taiz Governorate, Yemen, QRCS said in a press release on Sunday.

Done in cooperation with the Yemen Medical Charitable Society (YMCS), the project cost $110,000 (QR 400,000), funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).

Since its reopening in August 2016, the center has received 23,932 patients. The rehabilitated departments are pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, dentistry, reproductive health & family planning, malnutrition, and vaccination.

The project revived the hopes of the local community, who had lost the only source of medical treatment with the closure of the center. In coordination with the center’s management, QRCS conducted a quick development plan to run the center till May 2017.

Ilan Abdel-Haq, Director of Health Bureau, Taiz Governorate, welcomed the efforts by QRCS to support Taiz public health facilities, which helped improve the almost broken-down health system. “I hope that the generous support from the State of Qatar would continue for the benefit of the poor local community,” she added.

For his part, Dr. Helal Ali, the center’s supply manager, said, “Thanks God, all the center’s departments are now functional. We serve all visitors, using the medical equipment and consumables provided by QRCS. We appeal for more contributions for the patients, who suffer unfavorable health and economic conditions”. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency