Singaporean Billionaire Businessmen Ong Ben Seng has donated 15 ventilators to Maldives. This great gesture is the first know donation received from Singaporian businessmen.
According to foreign ministry the business man has also donated masks along with the ventilators. The donation of 100،000 was given the business men and currently all the items in Maldives High Commission in Singapore.
In light of the outbreak the government has been working to strength treatment and medical facilities in the Maldives. Apart from Ong’s donation 5000 test kits has been received from a Singapore company according to foreign ministry.
Currently, the number of ventilators in the entire Maldives is 97 and a new 300 bed medicial facility is being established in Hulhumale in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.