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Lack of health care killed Alkamali

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Lack of health care killed Alkamali

Maram Alabbasi

Abdurahman Alkamali, wounded member of the Youth Revolution, died in Cairo on Tuesday due to complications caused by gangrene and the negligent medical treatment since his arrival to the hospital seven months ago.
Alkamali arrived in the Egyptian capital last Sunday, after a one-month delay in his transfer. Alkamali suffered from gangrene that had spread from his leg into the rest of his body, and failure to treat this condition led to his death. This lack of treatment was a result of the absence of health care in the Aljomhori Hospital in Sana’a.
His son revealed that on Sunday he was forced to pay 100 dollars for oxygen for his father in the plane, after the Ministerial Committee refused to pay.
Alkamali’s son blames the government and the Ministerial Committee for his father’s death, as a result of severe carelessness that his dead father suffered.
Alkamali suffered a spinal injury during the attack on the Alhayat march by riot police in front of the president’s office, causing the sliding of four vertebrae in his spine. A severe beating resulted in significant heart problems as well.
He waited for the implementation of the judicial decision in which his treatment was affirmed while gangrene began to spread through his body, and he died in Cairo two days after his arrival.
Alkamali is the third revolutionary wounded to die because of negligent treatment after Walid Abdo Ahmar, who died in the 28 March in Sana’a after drinking oil and Mahyoob Alareqi after being struck by a military security vehicle in front of the Alsha’ab school in Taiz on 24 May 2011.