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21 Jan 2024 | Sun 14:43
President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu
President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu
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President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu
Authorities asked to revise current protocols of emergency transfers of patients
The President directed Island Aviation Services Ltd. to establish a protocol prioritizing timely patient transportation for critical patients
The President requested a thorough review from the relevant authorities of the preceding events during the patient’s emergency transfer
He was brought to Male' 16 hours after the doctors at the Gaafu Alif Atoll Hospital asked the child to be transferred

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has asked relevant authorities to revise and modify the current protocols surrounding the emergency transfers of patients requiring immediate medical attention.

The President made implored this following the tragic death of 13-year-old Mohamed Jaah Khalid of Villingili Island in Gaafu Alif atoll.

President Muizzu has expressed that he was deeply saddened to learn of the death Jaah, as he was being treated at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).

Following the tragic incident, the President extended his heartfelt condolences to Jaah's parents and family.

The President requested a thorough review from the relevant authorities of the preceding events during the patient’s emergency transfer from GA. Vilingili to Malé City.

He implored the authorities to revise and modify the current protocols surrounding the emergency transfers of patients requiring immediate medical attention to prevent such incidents henceforth.

Furthermore, the President directed Island Aviation Services Ltd. to establish a protocol prioritizing timely patient transportation for critical patients without requiring the completion of the approval process by administrative bodies, such as Aasandha.

Mohamed Jaah Khalid passed away on Saturday, while receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of IGMH. He was brought to Male' 16 hours after the doctors at the Gaafu Alif Atoll Hospital asked the child to be transferred to Male' City for further treatment.

Last updated at: 6 months ago
Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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