Health ministry receives offers to enhance medical services [Archives:2004/715/Health]

February 26 2004

Ismail Al-Ghabiri
The Ministry of Public Health and Population is currently studying three offers presented by foreign companies to enhance medical and health services in Yemen's public health sector. The three companies specialize in conducting research into medical and health conditions and developing proposals to develop the sector.
Health Minister Dr. Mohamed Al-Nomi said that the Ministry is working hard to find means and methods to help it enhance the health and medical sector and provide more adequate services to the general public. He said that he is in close contacts with several organizations including the World Health Organization, whose Middle East resident representative Dr. Hussein Al-Jazairi visited Yemen recently and was informed of the poor conditions of public hospitals in Yemen. The Minister discussed the proposal to provide health insurance for government employees. He said that the first glimpses of the proposal were shown to the government and mentioned that the service will initially be provided to government employees and military personal only, and will later be extended to the general public.