IGMH calls against misinformation regarding patients, officials

People wait at the front entrance of Indhira Gandhi Memorial (IGMH) on May 14, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has advised against misinformation regarding its officials, doctors, and patients.

The hospital issued a statement regarding news broadcast by the “Dhivehi Channel” last night regarding two patients being treated at the Dharumavantha Hospital’s 18th-floor facility.

IGMh said that the news article contained untrue information was solely for the purpose of spreading misinformation.

IGMH said that the two patients were moved from the Tree Top Hospital to IGMH in light of the COVID-19 situation during May. The Tree Top Hospital was turned into a COVID-19 facility upon the request of the government. 

IGMH also refuted that the two patients were related to IGMH CEO Ibrahim Saleem. The Hospital requested against misinformation involving its doctors, patients, and senior officials during the delicate situation with COVID-19 in the country. It also called for more responsible reporting media and to verify the information before broadcasting or publishing reports.