Referring to the recent incidents of gang fights and street violence in Malé, Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has called for a concerted effort to curb street violence and make Malé and other islands safe for all.

He made the call in his remarks 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 require intensive critical care were those injured in street violence and other gang-linked fights.

Speaking on the government’s efforts to contain and reduce violence on the streets, he highlighted the work he was doing in his capacity as the Vice President and in the cabinet sub committee on the issue.

In this regard, he underscored the need to keep criminals and convicts in detention to reduce violence and gang fights, and said significant improvements have been made to prisons to increase security and space.

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

In his remarks, the Vice President also highlighted the need to provide essential and emergency care for critically ill patients and said the service would reduce the number patients who were referred to Malé from Hulhumalé for critical care.

Reference: Miadhu News

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