SANAA, The spokesman for the Civil Aviation, Meteorology Authority and director general of air transport, Dr. Mazen Ghanem, the medical bridge organized by the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) as a death bullet, not a mercy flight.
"We were waiting for a series of continuous flights to achieve the concept of the air bridge, but we were surprised to request the transfer of only 30 patients and therefore fired the death bullet instead of the alleged mercy flights for the patients," Ghanem told Saba.
"We need 13 years to transfer 32,000 patients who are registered in the Ministry of Health's statements if the mechanism of transporting seven patients is adopted on each trip," he said.
The authority's spokesman confirmed that the mechanism of transporting patients at the rate of 7 and for the number of four trips only will increase the suffering of Yemenis. He said 15 to 25 patients die every day because they cannot travel for treatment abroad.
Ghanem called on the United Nations and the Security Council to pressure the countries of the Coalition of Aggression to open Sana'a International Airport to all citizens without any conditions, as its closure is contrary to international law.
Source: Yemen News Agency