ADK hospital, the largest private hospital in the Maldives, reveals that it spent MVR 2.5 million on controlling H1N1 outbreak.
The hospital revealed this during a ceremony held at Champa Central Hotel on Monday night, under the name “Flu Relief Appreciation Night” to thank doctors and staff who worked to control the flu outbreak.
Speaking at the ceremony ADK Hospital’s Managing Director Ahmed Afaal said during the nine-day period the hosptial’s flu clinic had provided free services to over 1600 individuals.
Until end of March 11,910 people consulted the hospital’s doctors, out of which 65 people were tested and the virus was found in 28 individuals.
Afaal said until Monday 10,400 got influenza vaccine shots from ADK Hospital.
Chief guest of the ceremony, health minister Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, said that such a dangerous epidemic was controlled within such a short span due to the cooperation of ADK and other service providers.
During the ceremony, certificates were given to ADK Hospital’s staff who worked at the temporary flu clinic.