Former vice president Ahmed Adeeb was admitted at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital on Saturday night after he was brought to Malé from the Maafushi prison for emergency medical care.
Adeeb, who is serving 33 year for corruption and terrorism, was taken back to prison last week after more than a month under house arrest, a move condemned by his Maldives Third-Way Democrat party as contrary to doctor’s recommendation to keep him home for two months to recover from a surgery to remove kidney stones.
It is unclear why Adeeb required emergency treatment after he was returned to the high-security jail.
The Maldives Correctional Service said Adeeb’s wife will be able to stay in his hospital room for 24 hours. Family members will be allowed access during visiting hours.
After Adeeb’s family expressed concern with his health in custody last week, the MCS told the press that he was being kept at the special protection unit, which it assured was safe and appropriate for his condition.
According to Home Minister Sheikh Imran Abdulla, the doctor advised Adeeb’s transfer to a “homely environment” for two months on October 24. He was taken back because the doctor did not renew the advice after December 24.
But Adeeb’s wife Mariyam Nashwa disputed the home minister’s claim. Adeeb underwent surgery on November 19 and was discharged on November 27.
“For after care and recovery after the surgery, the doctor advised keeping Adeeb in a stress free environment under family care for six to eight weeks. I have the documents,” she tweeted.
Photo from Shumba Gong