In an attempt to broaden services at the dialysis unit in capital city Malé’s state owned Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, the management has decided to expand the unit to twice its current size.
IGMH Deputy CEO Mohamed Habeeb told local media that after expansion, the unit will be able to attend to 20 patients at a time.
“As there is such a high demand for dialysis services, we are having to provide these services around the clock. Some patients have to spend about five hours in dialysis,” said Habeeb.
“Currently we have 11 beds in the Dialysis Unit, which will be increased to 20 after the expansion,” he said.
He further revealed that MVR2 million (US$130,000) is estimated to be spent on the project.