Privately run ADK Hospital has successfully performed the first heart bypass surgery in the Maldives.
The nine-hour surgery was performed on an inmate of Maafushi Prison who was brought to the hospital due to a heart condition.
An officer of Maldives Correctional Services (MCS) revealed that the bypass surgery was suggested by an ADK doctor after completing a procedural angiogram on the 54-year-old patient.
Whilst ADK is yet to comment on the success of the surgery, MCS has revealed that the inmate is well and recovering.
The Hassan Ibrahim Tier of Excellence in Cardiovascular Care and Theatre Complex (HITECC) was inaugurated at ADK Hospital on March 15, 2018. With three operating theatres specialised for open heart surgeries and a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab), this is one of the largest developments that was established at ADK Hospital.