Hyperbaric Treatment Unit - Opening
A Hyperbaric Treatment Unit was officially opened at ADK Hospital on 10th January 2023.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a specialized treatment that uses a combination of elevated ambient pressure and concentrated oxygen. It can be used to heal burns, decompression sickness, non-healing wounds and etc. These equipment sets ADK Hospital apart, as the first and only hospital with HBOT.
An opening speech was given by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Abdulla Niyaf. In his welcome note he introduced the Hyperbaric Treatment Unit along with the services provided by HBOT.
The Hyperbaric Treatment Unit was opened by our Chief guest, Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, followed by a speech. In his speech, Dr. Mausoom specified the importance of having a HBOT in the central part of the Maldives. He also mentioned the importance of having a HBOT chamber in a healthcare facility.
The ceremony concluded with a demonstration of the usage of the HBOT and a speech from Padi Course Director & Managing Director, Diving Desk Mr. Adam Asraf. In his speech, he mentioned that in his career as a diver, he teaches his peers ways to avoid decompression completly. His wish is that a diver never has to use the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. However, the opening of HBOT makes him joyous as the treatment makes it accessisble to anyone who requires the treatment.