The Ministry of Health receives 20,200 COVID-19 test kits from Universal Enterprises.
The Ministry noted that receiving such donations from the largest firms would strengthen the efforts of battling COVID-19. The minister expressed his graduated on the assistance received by Universal enterprise.
Universal is one of the largest resort operators in the Maldives with key resort such as Kurumba, Kuramathi and several more resorts.
This donation comes at a time when authorised have identified the extent of coronavirus testing capacity is reinforced.
Currently, Indra Gandi Memorial Hospital, Police Lab and ADK hospital the only testing facilities in the Maldives. While several local clinic AIM’s located in Addu have tried to request permission to establish a testing lab in the southern atoll. The ministry has rejected the proposal to set up the lab thus far sparking up outrage amongst the locals of Addu city.