After travelling from Lhaviyani atoll upon medical advice, the pregnant woman’s husband contacted the MNDF early this morning who were unable to send a vessel with medical personnel before the woman gave birth.
The Progressive Coalition’s clear victory in the Majlis elections was interpreted as rejection of the opposition MDP’s ideology and foreign interference, while numerous observers decried the ‘money politics’ and Supreme Court decisions as having negatively affecting the electoral landscape.
Child Advocacy Network of Disability Organisations – CAN DO – will aim to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Maldives Disability Act by improving access to information, raising awareness, conducting training, and enhancing early detection and intervention.
Dr Mariyam Shakeela said that the state will cover all expenses of the woman infected with HIV due to the negligence of state hospital IGMH until the completion of their studies. Meanwhile, the WHO has commended the government’s commitment to universal healthcare.
The local NGO fears “societal myths and misinformation” will lead to further suffering for woman at the center of the recent incident in Malé. Meanwhile, a mix-up with test results in neighboring Hulhumalé is reported to have resulted in a patient’s suicide attempt.
“My resignation isn’t going to solve this. I could resign if that is the case. My resignation is not going to solve it. That’s why I am saying, what is the solution? The solution is all of cooperating and working together to improve the system,” Dr Mariyam Shakeela told MPs in relation to the IGMH HIV scandal.
While senior hospital figures described the mistake as the “saddest incident in the eighteen year history of IGMH”, the opposition MDP has accused the government of delaying the news until its 100 day celebrations were concluded.
“They [protective gowns] are usually taken by the doctors… Some staff have panicked after finding out they are pregnant. That risk is always there. And we are concerned about the patients as well. I have never seen any patient being offered a gown here,” said one nurse.
The Ministry of Health and Gender has launched its programme to increase access to medical care, although the figures for the policy’s introduction in Villimalé appear to be considerably less than initially promised.