Canadian team in cancer unit [Archives:2004/718/Local News]

March 8 2004

The Canadian medical team, headed by Prof. Martin Robinson, paid a visit last week to the site of ultra sound x-ray equipment, used for the treatment of cancer.
The team has conducted 19 cancer-related operations and had examined 250 other cases. Breast and brain cancers are the most common cases of cancer in Yemen.
The statistics by Republican Hospital in Sana'a, indicate there were 2,952 cases registered during the period of six months.
Meanwhile, a fire took place in the hospital destroyed unused medical equipment valued at several million dollars.
The cause of the fire has not been disclosed yet, and no investigation with officials has been conducted in spite of a report by Yemen Times, which previously published with pictures of destroyed equipment.