Medtech completes delivery of 50 ventilators

Ventilators imported by Medtech Maldives.

Medtech Maldives has announced it has completed the delivery of all ventilators contracted to the company by Health Ministry.

Medtech Maldives was contracted by the Health Ministry to deliver 50 ICU ventilators to strengthen the capacity of the Maldivian health system to treat coronavirus patients who require intensive care.

The company imported the first 18 ventilators on May 10.

Medtech Maldives announced in a tweet that the company imported an additional 14 ventilators this Thursday.

“This completes the delivery of 50 ventilators contracted to Medtech by Health Ministry,” said the company in its tweet. “We, with our partners across the globe, are honored to serve the country in a critical time like this.”

Medtech Maldives previously announced that the company was importing ventilators produced by American company GE Healthcare and Swiss company IMT Medical, leading companies which produce medical equipment approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Two additional ventilators imported by Medtech are to be delivered to the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Male’.

In addition to Medtech Maldives, Health Ministry also contracted Naadu Private Limited to import 26 ventilators Dubai-based Executors General Trading LLC to supply 75 ventilators through the World Health Organization (WHO).

However, Naadu has yet to deliver the ventilators, while 10 ventilators delivered by Executors General Trading did not meet standards and was rejected by Health Ministry.