|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
There is no 911 equivalent for medical emergencies in Maldives; 119 is for the police only, and the Coast Guard responds to 191 calls for maritime emergencies. A patient would have to call an individual hospital for ambulance services. The quality of medical care in such instances may be uncertain, as most ambulances are ill-equipped.
Maldives has limited medical facilities. There are two hospitals in Malé: the government-owned Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) and the privately-owned Abduarahman Don Kaleyfan Hospital (ADK). IGMH does not accept insurance plans, though ADK accepts some. The hospitals perform limited general and orthopedic surgery, but Maldives has no trauma units and a small number of ICU beds. Persons needing treatments not offered in Maldives require evacuation to the nearest adequate medical facility, such as in Singapore.
Five recompression chambers are available in Maldives. The largest and longest operating recompression chamber is on Bandos Island (15 minutes by speedboat from Malé). The others are located on Cinnamon Alidhoo Resort, Villingili Resort in Addu, Kuramathi Resort, and Kandholhudhoo Islands.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||97.9%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||1.4%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||99.5%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||0.07%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||4.3|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||75|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||1.6|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||1.3%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||97.5%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||99.6%|
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