Malé, Maldives – MP for Ungoofaaru constituency Mohamed Waheed has stated today that a case of major negligence which occurred under Health Minister Ahmed Naseem, cannot be disregarded.
Waheed’s statement comes at a time the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the Ministry of Health is under fire after a 10 year old covid patient died last night following a huge delay in deploying an ambulance in response to an emergency call.
The MP tweeted out today that, to prevent such an incident for reoccuring, he entrusts Minister Naseem to use his experience to quickly implement solid countermeasures.
In light of this incident, immediate changes have been implemented by the Ministry to the mechanism that triggers ambulance deployment.
According to the family of the deceased, the 10 year old girl child had tested positive for the virus a few days back and the symptoms worsened in the past two days. The girl had passed away after being taken to IGMH emergency room following breathlessness.
According to sources, she was unconscious when she was taken to the ER after the ambulance reached the girls home after more than 2 hours 25 minutes since they had called.