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COVID-19: Govt establishes specialized clinic for the elderly

Ahmed Aiham
06 April 2020, MVT 15:54
President's Office's Communications Undersecretary Mabrouq Abdul Azeez. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
06 April 2020, MVT 15:54

The government revealed on Sunday, that a clinic specialized for elderly patients was established at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

Speaking at the daily press briefing held at Dharubaaruge convention centre over the pandemic, Mabrouq Abdul Azeez, President's Office's Communications Undersecretary, noted that the clinic would operate from 0900 hrs till 1400 hrs on a daily basis, and will cater to all sorts of treatments.

The initiative does not require prior appointments for individuals to seek medical attention at the institution.

Mabrouq further noted that 5,900 people were treated through the 23 clinics established across the country.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) established a total of three clinics in Male' area on March 11 to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Presently, Maldives records 19 confirmed and six active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 13 recoveries. While there are two confirmed cases of Maldivians, no local to local transmissions have been recorded.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The novel coronavirus has infected over 1,272,900 people and claimed over 69,400 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 941,100 people have recovered.

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