State Trading Organization (STO) has gifted machines worth MVR 5 million to state-run Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) to help modernize and improve the hospital’s services.
The company gifted three automated microbial detection systems to the hospital and are currently in use. Currently only two countries in the SAARC region have the systems.
Speaking at a press briefing on Sunday STO’s Manager Mohamed Visham said the company gifted the machines to help IGMH modernize and improve its services. He said that, in addition to the machines, STO will provide the hospital with the chemicals required to test the machines.
Visham said that Maldives is the second country in the region to use the system. The other country that uses the system is India, he said.
Speaking about the changes that IGMH’s laboratory will see with the systems, the hospital’s Senior Consultant in Pathology, Dr. Milza Abdul Muhsin, said that the blood and urine test reports will be produced at a faster pace, with higher accuracy.