Gayoom receives optical care from capital

Former president of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who is currently under state arrest for multiple alleged offenses was brought to the capital on Tuesday for an appointment with an ophthalmologist.

He received optical care from Vision Optical clinic at the capital city. Though it is clear the former head of the state required medical checkup relating to his eyes it is not sure as of now the nature of the disease he contacted.

Earlier this week Gayoom was transported to the mainland for medical checkup at ADK Hospital.

Gayoom has been diagnosed with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) which results in frequent and severe headaches followed with blackouts. He had experienced bleak vision and blackouts approximately five times since he has been jailed.

Due to the worsening health condition of the former president his family and advocates have been pushing to the authorities to transfer him to house arrest; for a close monitoring on his condition. However Maldives government has declined all requests made by his family and advocates urging for his transfer.

Gayoom was unable to present himself before Criminal Court for his trial due to his destabilizing health condition.