Parliament requested to probe into the unavailability of PCR testing in Fuvahmulah City

Fuvahmulah Hospital | Photo: Fuvahmulah Hospital

Malé, Maldives – Opposition People’s National Congress (PNC)’s parliamentary group leader Adam Shareef Umar today submitted a letter requesting the parliament to probe into the absence of PCR testing facility in Fuvahmulah City amid rising Covid-19 cases.

MP Adam Shareef stated that the southern city has been facing challenges due to the inability to PCR test for COvid-19 on the island itself. He explained that even while under monitoring for extended periods of time the city has to send samples to the capital Malé for PCR testing which takes three to four days.

Fuvahmulah City is facing difficulties in transport, trade and other economic challenges due to this according to the MP for Maduvvari constituency whose wife hails from Fuvahmulah City. MP Shareef requested a parliament committee to probe into why a city in Maldives has to depend on another city for PCR testing. He also demands to know a specific date as to when PCR testing will be available in Fuvahmulah City.

Fuvahmulah City has been placed under monitoring multiple times with the most recent being in August 2021. At present, there are 115 active cases in Fuvahmulah City.