ADEN: The Kuwait Relief Society has donated 15 intensive care units (ICUs) to Yemen to help it confront the coronavirus pandemic. The medical aid will be distributed to eight quarantine centers in six Yemeni governorates, as part of the ‘Kuwait Besides You’ campaign that has been ongoing for six years, Ali Al-Walid, Yemeni Health Ministry Undersecretary, told KUNA Wednesday during a ceremony held in Yemen on this occasion.

The aid includes fully equipped ICUs with their supplies of oxygen, monitoring devices, beds, protection materials to medical teams and respirators, he said. Walid, on behalf of the Yemeni government and Yemenis, expressed gratitude to HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, government and people for their support to Yemen in all development sectors.

Meanwhile, Yemeni Minister of Local Administration Abdulraqeeb Fateh told KUNA that the continuation of Kuwait’s generous backing to Yemen has shown that the new Kuwaiti leadership is continuing the humanitarian approach adopted by the late Amir and humanitarian leader Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

He noted that Kuwait’s support will contribute to enhancing health capabilities, raising the efficiency of the health sector to confront any potential wave of coronavirus, and overcoming the shortage of supplies from which the sector suffered during the first wave of the pandemic.

Fateh pointed to several Kuwaiti projects to be carried out in Yemen in different sectors, mainly the health sector, during the next period. He, on behalf of the Yemeni government and people, voiced appreciation to His Highness the Amir of Kuwait and the Kuwaiti government and people for this continued humanitarian support to their Yemeni brothers. Furthermore, Adel Baashan, deputy head of the Kuwait Relief Society in Yemen, said that this Kuwaiti donation will bolster the Yemeni government’s ability to deal with the pandemic in the war-torn country. – KUNA