AL-TAREEQ: Aden fortnightly, 3-3-98. [Archives:1998/10/Press Review]

March 9 1998

(Independent)   Main Headline:
1- Yemeni Organization for Human Rights demands immediate release of people detained without trial in Aden.
2- German tourist injured in kidnap attempt in Mareb underwent surgery in Al-Thawra Hospital, Sanaa, and is in stable condition.
3- A gang smuggling Arab citizens into the US by using false Yemeni passports for $10,000-$15,000 a head was arrested by federal agents.
4- YR 67 million is allocated by the government for investment in Aden.
Article Summary:
Aden does Not Get Medicines
A number of public hospital directors have complained of not receiving their medicine allocations for January and February. Several public hospitals in Aden are currently unable to provide their patients with the necessary drugs.
Such delays are now increasingly experienced following the centralization of medicine distribution from Sanaa. According to the new system, the country is divided into four major sectors containing a certain number of governorates to receive medicines and other medical supplies. This new idea has proved to be ineffectual, said a health-care source in Aden.