Hospital denies treatment delay after accident victim's death

Hulhumale hospital on Sunday refuted allegations that a delay in treatment led to the death of a critical accident victim.

The 24 year old young man who was out jogging in the reclaimed suburb Hulhumale died after he was hit by a speeding motorbike on Saturday.

Several people had later wrote on social media, that the hospital had refused to treat the victim without completing proper documentation and formalities. The allegation had sparked public outrage with many deriding 'inhumane' hospital officials.

Aasandha Company which operates the Hulhumale Hospital however in a statement refuted the allegations as completely baseless.

The statement said the patient had been treated immediately after he was brought in and there had been no demands to complete formalities.

The company also said the hospital had already arranged to shift the patient to the privately-run ADK hospital in the capital Male before the family decided to take the victim to Tree Top Hospital.

However, the 24 year old now identified as Mohamed Sobah succumbed to severe head injuries shortly after he was transferred to Tree Top Hospital.

Two 18 year olds who were on the bike had also sustained varying degrees of injuries where one had been transferred to ADK hospital in Male.