STC hands Yemeni Aden COVID-19 center to MSF

Aden (Debriefer)
2020-06-02 | Since 3 Year

STC hands management of Aden COVID-19 center to MSF

The Southern Transitional Council has handed the management of the health quarantine center at the Aden-based al-Jumhori Hospital to the Belgian Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity, the Emirati-backed STC said Monday.

The STC called on Aden health workers, particularly of al-Jumhori Hospital, to resume work at health facilities.

Official work was already resumed on Monday, said head of the STC-run health committee.

Under contract signed with MSF, the Belgian charity will build a wall to separate the isolation section from other units within the hospital and a new entrance assigned for this section, Dr. Salim al-Shabhi added.

For rights activists, the STC move is illegal, since the government-run supreme emergency committee is the body legally authorized to strike such a deal with MSF.

On 26 April, the STC announced state of emergency and self-government in Aden and other southern provinces under its control, a step that was dismissed by the official government as a rebellion against its legitimacy and the Riyadh Agreement.


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