Deco sickness patient ‘a bit more stable’

One of the victims of decompression sickness. (Photo/MNDF)

The diver taken to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) with decompression sickness is ‘a bit more stable now’, says the hospital.

Two of four men who dove into the waters off the coast of Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort to catch bait on Friday morning suffered decompression sickness; one man passed away and the other – Ahmed Shakir, 24, was first taken to G. Dh. Thinadhoo Abdul Samad Memorial Hospital.

Authorities first announced Ahmed Shakir will be taken to the Bandos Island Resort which has a decompression chamber, but later transferred him to IGMH.

The other two divers are in stable condition.