The Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) has revealed that three Covid-19 patients are receiving treatment in intensive care, and that one critical patient has now been put on a ventilator.
Speaking at the press briefing held on Wednesday night, HEOC Spokesperson Dr. Nazla Rafeeq said that three people with Covid-19 were now being treated in ICU established in the 11th floor of Dharumavantha Hospital, and that one critical patient has been placed on a ventilator.
Dr. Nazla also confirmed that two additional persons were being treated on the 16th floor of Dharumavantha Hospital, and that 64 Covid-19 patients were being treated at the Hulhumale' Medical Facility. Further, Dr. Nazla explained that of the Covid Management Facilities established in different atolls, seven people were being treated at the GA Villingilli Covid Facility and three patients were receiving care in the L. Gan Covid Facility.
Dr. Nazla went on to identify the total number of Covid-19 patients receiving in-hospital care in the Maldives at 79.
Wednesday saw the Maldives receive 100,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India under a grant aid program between the two nations.
Moments before the Air India airfreight carrying the vaccines landed in the Maldives, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced the government's pledge to provide free vaccines to everyone living in the Maldives in the coming months, and asked citizens to remain steadfast in fulfilling individual responsibility to prevent the spread of Covid-19.