HPA opens up their DMs for public queries

People registering at vaccination stations. Last few days of vaccination saw long queues at vaccination stations after the government announced to stop giving first dose of Covid-19 vaccine after March 15, 2021 | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – HPA has opened up the option to answer questions directly messaged to them via live chat for non medical queries.

The service is available from 09:00 to 00:00 on Twitter and HPA will answer any questions.

For medical emergencies call HPA toll free hotline 1676 and press 1.

For psychosocial needs, call toll free helpline 1425 that offers help towards better mental health and emotional wellbeing.

This comes at a time when Covid-19 has spread across the country and there is a public outcry about being unable to reach HPA through their hotline.

1,062 cases were reported yesterday, of which 699 were from the Malé area, while 353 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 09 case from non-operational resorts and 01 case from an island under development which brought up the total active cases in the country to 24,507.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 62,906 out of which 38,233 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 29, 2021. 

While the country is currently going through one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 240 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country. With majority of the hospitalized patients being in the capital, experts continuously reiterate the importance of taking preventive steps against Covid-19, such as maintaining adequate physical distancing, wearing masks and practicing hand hygiene.