According to a statement released by the MPHP on August 12, only eight of the 62 private hospitals in Sana'a met the ministry's standards.
Ahmed Al-Ansi explained that the MPHP classified Yemen's private hospitals into three categories: hospitals that met all health stands; hospitals that met 80 percent of standards or more and were given three months to meet the rest; and hospitals that met less than 80 percent of the standards and were ordered to close down.
The MPHP told the Yemen Times that the ministry is only responsible for issuing the order.
The Women and Children's Hospital manager, Nasser Al-Shabi, told the Yemen Times that a committee sent by MPHP visited the hospital and produced a report that outlined several violations, concluding that the hospital was inadequate to operate as a hospital specialized in obstetrics and gynecology.
Though the hospital is still operating, the "number of patients [has] decreased following the MPHP's announcement," Al-Shabi said.