Police to oversee security at IGM Hospital

A special constabulary force is to oversee security at the state owned Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).

Assistant Commissioner of Police Hussein Adam and IGMH Project Director Ahmed Ali signed the MOU at a ceremony held this morning.

The arrangement was initially announced last month, with the force’s special constabulary being brought in to resolve ongoing security issues at the public hospital.

“Everyone agrees that IGMH is in dire need of stronger security. We had some thieves walk out with our fundbox, we had keys stolen, we have had our doctors threatened…we absolutely are in need of taking stronger security measures,” IGMH’s Deputy CEO Mohamed Habeeb told Minivan News in January.

Under the MOU, police will provide security around the clock, protect clients, stop thefts and muggings in the hospital premises and will take action against any individual who threatens hospital staff.