Saudi Arabia pledged on Saturday to meet necessary medical and medication needs of Yemen within the kingdom's support to its neighbor during the current period, the Yemeni news agency Saba reported, quoting a statement by the Saudi Health Minister.
At his meeting with Yemen's ambassador to Riyadh, Saudi minister, Abdullah Al-Rabia, said king Abdullah has ordered to provide necessary healthcare support to the country, according to the agency. "The support includes healthcare scholarships and sending medical missions to treat Yemenis at home," the minister said, according to Saba.
It is the second move by Saudi Arabia as it has been meeting Yemen's needs of oil products through January-June. Officials said there are no signs the GCC member plans to donate more oil products to Yemen after June.
Yemen has been suffering from bad healthcare services and the latest developments including the 2011 turmoil have aggravated the situation.
At least one million children are facing the danger of death due to malnutrition, the absence of healthcare services and bad healthcare services. In Yemen, the overall situation, conflicts and a rapidly deteriorating economy, boosts the suffering, with many people unable to receive healthcare services.