IGMH to introduce triage system to prioritise urgent medical care

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), the main referral hospital in the Maldives, has announced the introduction of a triage system to prioritise emergency treatment for patients who require urgent care.

In a press statement today, the government hospital explained that patients at the waiting room would have their vitals checked to determine urgency of treatment.

Under the new system, a team of doctors and nurses will check the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels in two minutes and those requiring immediate treatment would be rushed to the emergency room.

The system was changed as patients who do not require urgent medical attention were being treated at the emergency room.