Alternative medicine clinics shutdown

Five clinics offering alternative medicine in Male’ have been shutdown by the Health Ministry for failing to reach Ministry standards, reports Haveeru.

City Clinic, Indo-German Medical Centre, Cute Relax Alternative Medical Centre, Naeem Alternative Medicine and Green Care Clinic were found to be in breach of Health Ministry guidelines and standards and were shutdown.

According to the Health Ministry, those ‘practising’ medicine at the establishments were not qualified professionals, and, although being run as alternative medicine centres, some of them did not stock any traditional Maldivian medicine.

Some of the clinics did not keep proper patient records while others failed to properly set their price guidelines.