Seenu Hithadhoo regional hospital is missing its gynaecologist, physician and x-ray machine, leading to many complaints from patients.
The hospital’s head, Ahmed Mohamed, said the hospital’s only gynaecologist had not shown up for work for a week, while the X-ray machine was damaged and the only physician had departed after completing his contract.
”We have informed the health ministry and they said they will fix all the problems as soon as possible.”
He said there were a lot of patients waiting for the gynaecologist and a lot of complaints from patients due to the broken X-ray machine and missing physician.
He said the nurses and senior medical officers at the hospital were taking care of the women waiting for gynecologist.
”There is a private hospital in this island where they can take X-rays,” he said, ”and people who need to X-ray have to use the machine in that hospital.”
He said that more than 15,000 people lived on the island and more than 150 patients came to Hithadhoo Regional Hospital every day.
Deputy director general of ministry of health Abdul Samad Abdul Rahman said the ministry had received information about all the issues.
”The gynaecologist has told us that she will come out for work tomorrow,” Rahman said, ”and we have been trying with the ADK hospital to fix the X-ray machine.”
He said the ministry was trying to hire a physician and a doctor from abroad, both of whom have been scheduled to arrive next month.