Hulhumalé Medical Facility almost fully occupied!

Hulhumalé Covid-19 Facility | Photo: Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services

Hulhumalé, Maldives – IGMH has informed that the Hulhumalé Medical Facility designated for treating Covid-19 patients is almost fully occupied.

IGMH stated that 226 of the 272 beds at the facility are currently in use. While the vast majority of the patients are locals with 19 foreigners, 208 of the patients admitted are sick patients.

IGMH also said that the ICU with a capacity of 11 beds is fully occupied and that 18 patients are being treated at the High Dependency Unit. 5 of the patients in the ICU are being treated with a ventilator.

In addition to this, 70 of the patients at the hospital are on oxygen support while 50 of them are being closely monitored. There are only 48 beds left in the entire facility.

Medical Officer at IGMH Ruhy Jameel tweeted stressing on the seriousness of the current situation. She notes that the facilities are being fully occupied and that their worst fears have come true with having to choose which patient is sicker.

While the Covid-19 situation is in crisis level at the capital city, cases are increasing at an alarming rate in the islands.

The Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) has revealed that there are currently over 2,000 active Covid-19 cases present in 105 islands of the Maldives.

While speaking at the news conference held by the HEOC, Ahmed Nazim spoke on behalf of the Atoll Preparedness and stated that there are currently 2,696 active Covid-19 cases present in 105 islands of Maldives and that 63 islands are under monitoring status.

HEOC advises all the people currently residing in the monitoring islands to maintain their activities according to the guidelines provided by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

HPA recorded a total of 1,187 Covid-19 cases yesterday. 965 were from the Malé area, while 214 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 02 cases from liveaboard which brought up the total active cases in the country to 18,843.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 48,608 out of which 29,644 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 19, 2021.