HRCM: Isolation facilities equipped to deal with an escalation in virus cases

HRCM inspects isolation facilities in Farukolhufushi and Hulhule' Island Hoteld (HIH) on April 12, 2020. (Photo/HRCM)

Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) has ruled the isolation facilities in Farukolhufushi and Hulhule’ Island Hotel to be equipped to deal with a possible escalation in COVID-19 cases in Maldives.

HRCM had inspected the redeveloped isolation facilities on Sunday; mandatory inspection before it can be utilized to hold patients again.

Following the inspection, HRCM said it noted the facilities to now be equipped to deal with a possible escalation in virus cases.

The facilities are equipped with necessary medical equipment, and arrangements are in place to provide other basic services, and ascertain the safety and security of patients, said HRCM.

It said the facilities were also equipped with protective gear and other safety measures to ascertain the safety of staff, and also had in place a psychosocial support system.

HRCM added that it was facing challenges in visiting quarantine facilities which are in operation, but that it was in talks with relevant authorities regarding the challenges, and were monitoring the facilities.