Cabinet consultations continue over hospital upgrade plans

The cabinet is working to finalise proposals for upgrading Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital and Addu City Regional Hospital in order to match the services provided at Male’s Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) and better meet the challenges facing the country’s health sector.

The Ministry of Health was not able to detail the exact nature of these proposed upgrades when contacted by Minivan News, but said discussions would continue in cabinet over the next few days regarding the “improvements” required to the hospitals and the wider health sector.

According to the President’s Office, a steering committee of cabinet ministers has been drawn up to try and outline the direction of the hospital upgrades and identify present shortcomings within the country’s health services.  Efforts for combating the spread of dengue fever are also said to be a part of the discussions.