Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb who currently in house arrest is receiving treatment at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital’s (IGMH) ER.
Adeeb’s party Maldives Third-way Democrats (MTD) revealed his was taken to IGMH, and added that the hospital was closely monitoring him.
Reportedly the former VP was treated at IGMH in 2018 for kidney related issues. He had undergone a surgery to blast stones in his left kidney. Doctors recommendation at the time was to remove the stones in his right kidneys.
However, till now, the stones have not been removed.
In addition to this, Adeeb is also diagnosed with Glaucoma, and was instructed by doctors to get treated for it in 2015 from abroad.
During former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom’s administration, he was charged with corruption in connection sale of an island for resort development by MMPRC.
He was found guilty and the Criminal Court sentenced him to eight years in prison. However, with Supreme Court’s order on February 1, 2018, the ruling became ineffective, freeing him.
After the current administration assumed office, all cases against Adeeb were dropped. The execution of a plea deal followed this, under which seven charges were brought against him. When he pled guilty in court to the charges, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Criminal Court.
He was moved to home confinement after his health deteriorated while in prison.
Adeeb remains a key prosecution witness in the corruption cases against Yameen currently in trial stages.