Eight Covid-patients in ICU and three on ventilator support

Healthcare workers in the Maldives | Photo: Health Protection Agency

Malé, Maldives — The Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) of Maldives has revealed that there are eight Covid-19 patients recieving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit, and three are placed on ventilator support.

While adding that four coronavirus-stricken patients are currently being treated in intensive care at the 11th floor of Dharumavantha Hospital, out of which two patients are currently on ventilator support, Dr. Nazla Rafeeq stated during Wednesday night’s press briefing.

Nazla continued to reveal that there are currently five patients being treated at the ward on the 16th floor and one patient on the 20th floor of Dharumavantha Hospital as well.

On the other hand, Hulhumalé Medical Facility os currently treating 149 patients in their wards and four patients in ICU. They also have one of their patient placed on ventilator support.

Nazla also revealed that while one patient has been admitted at the Covid-19 facility in Eydhafushi island of Baa atoll, two other are receiving treatment at the Covid-19 facility in Villingili island of Gaaf Alif atoll.

A number of treatment facilities have been established across the scattered atolls of Maldives due to Covid-19. The transit facility located in Ihavandhoo island in Haa Alif atoll has three beds in ICU and the facility in Funadhoo island of Shaviyani atoll has a bed capacity of 20 in the ICU and 37 isolation beds. There are 23 ICU beds and 20 isolation beds in Addu City as well.

Furthermore, while the Covid-19 management facility in Eydhafushi has 20 ICU beds and 25 isolation beds, the facility in Gan island of Laamu atoll has a capacity of 15 ICU beds and 13 isolation beds. The facility in Villingili has 18 ICU beds and five isolation beds as well.