By NY Staff
By: Abdurrahman Shamlan
Yemeni Minister of Health and Population Dr. Ahmed Qasam Al-Ansi said on Tuesday that the new healthcare law – which was approved by the Council of Ministers on the same day it was introduced to them – is going to bring about a true revolution in Yemen’s health sector.
His statement came after the cabinet approved the republican decree regarding healthcare insurance and the formation of the General Committee for Social Health Insurance, which is considered to represent the main move towards application of the new healthcare law.
“The new healthcare law is going to bring about a comprehensive change in Yemen’s health services,” said Al-Ansi, before pointing out that the law aims to provide citizens with improved health services to be offered throughout the nation.
“Upon the implementation of the new healthcare approach, the health sector in Yemen is going to witness a concrete improvement; the raised standards will help foster a competitive environment among healthcare institutions,” he added.
According to Al-Ansi, the government’s approval of the healthcare bill indicates its seriousness in overhauling the Yemeni healthcare sector, the incompetence of which many Yemenis have long complained of.
The newly-approved healthcare law sets standards and criteria for all health institutions, whether public or private.