Travel arrangements facilitated for patients requiring urgent care

The state has sent 28 people in need of urgent medical treatment that is not available in the Maldives to the Indian City of Cochin.T heir medical expenses will be covered under the government’s insurance company Aasandha overseen by the Gender Ministry.

According to the Foreign Ministry, while the Indian border is closed amid COVID-19, the government of India granted a special permit to the Maldives, and this is the first country India issued such a permit.

The patients departed via the national carrier Maldivian. The flight will return with 85 Malidivians stranded in Trivandrum and Cochin, said Foreign Ministry.

Additional 50 people are to be sent to India under the government insurance coverage, said Aasandha Company.