COVID-19: Maldives establishes new flu clinic in Vilimale’

The Maldives established an additional flu clinic on the suburb of Vilimale’ to treat and test patients with flu- and coronavirus-like symptoms.

Making the announcement at a press conference held by National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) on Monday, the President’s Office’s Communications Undersecretary Mabrouq Abdul Azeez stated that the Vilimale’ flu clinic is managed by state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).

He stated that the Vilimale’ flu clinic offers services from 1000 to 1800 hrs and that individuals that development flu symptoms can receive treatment from the suburb.

The government previously established three flu clinics, two in capital Male’ for Maldivians and the other in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale’ for foreign nationals.

The clinic located at Senahiya Military Hospital in Male’ is designated for individuals with symptoms of the virus, without any travel history to a country with a confirmed case of COVID-19. The second facility, located near the Sinamale’ apartment complexes, is a Travel Clinic for individuals exhibiting symptoms of the virus with recent travel to a country with the outbreak. The Expat Clinic in Hulhumale’ is located next to the Maldives Autism Centre.

Privately-run ADK Hospital recently unveiled an online flu clinic, which offers consultations for patients exhibiting flu-like symptoms via video calls. Patients can make appointments at +960 3313553.

The Maldives now has 13 confirmed and eight active cases of COVID-19. The country recorded its first two recoveries on March 20, and the third on March 21. Two more recoveries were reported on Monday.

No Maldivians have tested positive for the virus as of yet. So far, only tourists and resort employees have confirmed infections with no local transmissions.

The World Health Organization has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The novel coronavirus has infected more than 381,400 and claimed over 16,500 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 102,400 have recovered.

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