DH11 ICU at full capacity, 6 on ventilators

Dharumavantha Hospital building will be mortgaged under a Government owned Special Purpose Vessel (SPV) for the purpose of the USD 300 million sukuk | Photo: Vaguthu

Malé, Maldives – Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) informs that the Dharumavantha Hospital (DH11) ICU is at full capacity, with six people on ventilators.

The President’s Office Spokesperson Mabrook Azeez expressed concern at the high number hospitalized patients at the Covid-19 facilities in the country. There are 200 people hospitalized for Covid-19 treatment.

There are only 7 facilities, with all less than 50 beds, in the atolls according to data released by HPA on 30 April 2021. The facilities with the highest capacity are B. Atoll facility with 45 beds and GA. Vilingili facility with 43 beds, while HA. Ihavandhoo and Gn. Fuvahmulah has only 3 beds. The rest are L. Gan facility (41 beds), Addu City (34 beds) and Sh. Atoll facility (20 beds).

Maldives is ill equipped to handle the increasing Covid-19 cases.

Yesterday alone, the small island nation recorded 601 cases. Statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 601 cases, 440 were from the Malé area, while 141 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 11 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 6,508.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 31,931 out of which 25,340 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 4, 2021.