Doctor for every family programme begins in Nilandhoo

President Abdulla Yameen’s ‘Doctor for every family’ programme began in Faafu Atoll Nilandhoo Island on August 4.

Faafu Atoll Hospital Manager Ahmed Nazim told local media that two doctors have begun home visits are to cover at least 10 households every day.

Doctors are expected to assess each member of the household and provide preventive care.

Nilandhoo – the capital of Faafu Atoll in central Maldives – is home to an estimated 2000 people.

According to Nazim, a medical officer, a nurse, a translator, and a community health officer will accompany doctors during home visits.

The visits will help control any disease outbreaks and facilitate a healthier environment on the island, Nazim said.

The government has announced it will assign one doctor for each population of 2,500. So far, the programme is ongoing only in Malé’s suburb Villimalé.