Majority leader hospitalised with a lung infection

Majority leader hospitalised with a lung infection
January 19 13:27 2016

Majority leader Ahmed Nihan has been admitted today at the Intensive Care Unit because of a worsening lung infection. His family is hoping to fly him to India for further treatment tomorrow.

The Progressive Party of the Maldives’ MP was first hospitalised on Friday night after complaining of chest pains. He was briefly treated at the ICU and then kept under observation at the ADK Hospital.

PPM MP Riyaz Rasheed said Nihan’s health is improving now.

“He was not transferred to ICU this time because of any deterioration but because doctors want him to get proper rest, something that can be rather hard to get when you have visitors all the time,” he said.

Nihan will be flown abroad for treatment to Chennai tomorrow.

First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim was also briefly hospitalised on Friday. She had been hurt during an explosion on President Abdulla Yameen’s speedboat last September. Fathimath was bed ridden for nearly two months because of minor fractures in her spine.