A flu-clinic for expatriate workers has been established at Hulhumale preschool.
The government’s COVID-19 spokesperson, Mohamed Mabrook Aziz made the announcement during a press conference on Tuesday night. He stated that a third clinic, in addition to the travel clinic and Senahiya's flu-clinic, has been established at Hulhuamale' pre-school. Further, he added that migrant workers that visit the clinic will not be required to present a work permit or documentation.
An estimate of 105,000 migrant workers currently work in the Maldives. This amount includes an overwhelming number of unskilled migrant workers without documentation such as passports and work visas. Immigration put the estimates at about 60,000.
Migrants without passports face many challenges in obtaining new documentation. Reports have found that most migrants are either victims of human traffickers or discriminatory employers, who take away their documentation and use these migrants as slave labour. As such, many migrant workers find it difficult to obtain healthcare.