33 patients to be taken abroad for further treatment: Aasandha

The government's insurance company, Aasandha has stated that they are working on transferring 33 patients whose conditions are serious to abroad for further treatment.

In a news brief held at the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), Managing Director of Aasandha Company, Mariyam Shafeeq said it is necessary for some patients to travel abroad for advanced medical treatments that are not available in the Maldives. Therefore, the company is in discussion with Indian and Sri Lankan governments through the Foreign Ministry.

“Priority will be given for patients in need of treatments that are not available in the Maldives, for instance, radiation treatment or major surgeries,” said Mariyam.

She added that there are dozens of people in critical conditions; however, arrangements are being made to transport 33 patients at the time being.

Along with the work of transferring patients in need of advanced medical treatment abroad, Aasandha Company and Hulhumale’ Hospital have jointly established teleconsultation service with India’s Amrita Hospital.