COVID facilities inaugurated in B. Eydhafushi, Sh. Funadhoo

COVID-19 management facility in B. Eydhafushi. (Photo/Eydhafushi Times)

The COVID management facilities developed in B. Eydhafushi and Sh. Funadhoo have been officially opened.

The facilities were inaugurated by Housing Minister Mohamed Aslam in a virtual event on Thursday night.

Health Ministry has stated the facilities in Eydhafushi and Funadhoo will each have 37 isolation beds, including 20 ICU beds.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Moosa Hussain, a pulmonologist at IGMH and a member of the clinical advisory group, said that transportation becomes difficult once the condition of patients grow serious, and that developing medical facilities in five regions to treat coronavirus patients will mark a significant achievement in the efforts to curb the spread of the disease in Maldives.

COVID-19 management facility in B. Eydhafushi. (Photo/Eydhafushi Times)

“We doctors are visiting these facilities established by the government, providing our clinical advisory, and working very closely with them on this,” he said.

Dr. Moosa said the clinical advisory group will be holding discussions with the doctors and nurses at the facilities once a week or on alternate weeks, identifying the challenges, and bringing it to the attention of the authorities.

Health Ministry has announced COVID management facilities will be developed in five locations across the country; B. Eydhafushi, Sh. Funadhoo, L. Gan, G. A. Vilingili, and Addu City.

The facilities in Gan, Vilingili and Hithadhoo of Addu City are scheduled to be complete within the coming week.