Ooredoo donates lifesaving equipment to IGMH

Ooredoo donates lifesaving equipment to IGMH
09th Aug 2015

Ooredoo Maldives today announced the donation of six LIFEPAK 20e defibrillators to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), as part of their Thank You Maldives campaign to give back to the wonderful community of the Maldives, with whom they are celebrate ten successful years.

Defibrillators are used to give an electric shock to the heart, in order to re-establish normal contraction rhythms in a heart having dangerous arrhythmia or in cardiac arrest.

CEO of IGMH, Mr. Farhath Shaheer said: “Ooredoo Maldives donated 6 defibrillators to IGMH based on our need for the equipment in various areas of patient care. These will be used in areas like, ICU, Emergency Department and Medical ward; where critical patients are treated. These equipment’s will help IGMH to improve its services provided to the public. We extend our sincere gratitude to the management and staff of Ooredoo for the donation”.

With early defibrillation being an essential part of providing effective emergency cardiovascular care, the increased availability of defibrillators across the hospital will support emergency personnel in providing immediate response to emergency cases.

CEO of Ooredoo Maldives, Vikram Sinha said: “Over the past decade, our proudest achievement is the work we have done to enrich the lives of the local communities and contribute to human growth across the nation. We have undertaken a number of initiatives in the areas of health, education, environment and social welfare in order to promote healthy living across the Maldives. It is a pleasure to contribute to our health sector and be part of IGMH’s ongoing efforts to guarantee world class health care facilities to our people”.

Continuing their efforts to give back to the community as part of Ooredoo’s tenth anniversary, employees of Ooredoo have also organized a blood donation drive that will be held during the week.

The spirit of giving will continue throughout the month of August, with a number of exciting initiatives planned for the community as part of the Thank You Maldives campaign.