According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) over one-fifth of the population is in war zones and areas of conflict fail to receive medical attention and suffer from mental issues like tension, depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD and psychosis, etc.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has everyone in a state of panic and turmoil, leaving a huge impact on countries like Yemen, devastated with constant fighting and bloodshed, depleting the country of its resources, and leaving the citizens to suffer in an already compromised economy.
To ease the suffering of the locals, especially of new mothers and their young infants, an online Karachi based clinic has been launched. This clinic aimed to extend treatment and diagnostic services with the help of Pakistani from across the world who have lost their jobs. It also provides them a source of income as well as allowing the patients to get easier access to hospitals.
In just a week more than 200 residents of the Abyan governorate have benefited from it and are thankful to the center for taking this initiative. At the facility, a coordinator who can fluently speak both Arabic and English connects a patient to a health expert who then makes a prognosis and prescribes the cure via the internet.
These experts are not only from Pakistan but from various parts of the globe such as Qatar, Canada, UAE, and Oman. Authorities shared that the response has been quite overwhelming and plan to open similar clinics in Maarib and Hazarul Maut areas.
They also added that since facilities in rural areas are scarce and not everyone gets the opportunity to narrate their diseases properly and be handled with care, they are glad they decided to do this so more people can find a remedy to their illness and recover.