Vice President calls for “concerted effort” to curb street violence

Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has called for a concerted effort to curb street violence, following recent incidents of gang fights and street violence in Malé.

Speaking at a ceremony held at Hulhumalé Hospital this afternoon to inaugurate the new intensive care unit (ICU) established at the hospital, Dr Waheed noted that a number of patients who required intensive critical care were those injured in street violence and other gang-linked fights.

Dr Waheed underscored the need to keep criminals and convicts in detention to reduce violence and gang fights, and said “significant improvements” had been made to prisons to increase security and space.

The ICU at Hulhumalé Hospital was established with the assistance from the government of Pakistan.