S. Maradhoo Health Center turned into flu clinic

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equitorial Hospital (AEH) has announced new measures to be implemented at Maradhoo and Feydhoo health centres from 26th May onwards.

AEH stated that from 26th May onwards, Maradhoo Health Centre will act as a flu clinic giving out services for patients having symptoms of Covid-19. The flu clinic will be open from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday to Thursday and 14:00 to 22:00 on Fridays.

In addition to this, treatment for other diseases will be given at Feydhoo Health Centre. Patients are to have an initial appointments online before visiting the doctor. Feydhoo Health Centre will be open from 8:00 to 22:00 everyday.

Citizens of Maradhoo, MaradhooFeydhoo and Feydhoo who wished to renew prescriptions can do so via viber using the number 7580068. Hithadhoo citizens may use the number 7290331 for renewing prescriptions.

While 1,417 cases were recorded yesterday alone in Maldives, the statistics released by HPA detailed that out of the 1,417 cases, 1,097 were from the Malé area, while 303 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 17 case from operational resorts and no cases from liveaboards which brought up the total active cases in the country to 24,057.

Meanwhile, doctors are warning that Maldives that Covid-19 is out of control in the country, and everyone has to acknowledge instead of blaming one another to control the crisis. The healthcare workers are stretched to their limits. With the active health facilities in the country overburdened with Covid-19 patients, the non-Covid-19 treatments are threatened to be hampered. Medical professionals have repeatedly stressed the threat of medical facilities being overburdened to the point that they have to choose patients to treat depending on who is sicker.

Addu recorded the city’s first Covid-19 fatality yesterday when a Maldivian man admitted at the Addu Covid-19 facility succumbed to the virus.