Local News

Venezuelan doctor’s wife still keeping his robe

National Yemen

Venezuelan doctor’s wife still keeping his robe

By Mohammed al-Abasi

This Venezuelan doctor’s widow is showering her husband’s robe, which was hanging in a surgery changing room. It is still stained with scattered blood from his neck and head. The couple settled in Yemen thirty years ago, and she says that they belong to the land.

Unless there is a program that may compensate families after events such as this, she and her children will be in dire straits. There should be a program that allows her to have Yemeni nationality, a home, and a decent wage. Particularly since her husband treated nearly 11 000 patients over the course of thirty years, and never asked for more than $2000 a month in his salary.

This woman broke my heart, especially as she expressed her feelings about Yemen.