Doctors sent to all islands except three, says acting health minister

Arrangements have been made to send doctors to all inhabited islands of the Maldives with the exception of three islands, acting Health Minister Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim has said.

Speaking at a ceremony held at the health ministry yesterday to sign agreements for building health centres in two islands, Nazim said medical officers would be sent to the three islands – Meemu Rainmandhoo, Meemu Veyvah, and Laamu Mundoo – as soon as accommodation was arranged.

Nazim said ensuring the presence of a medical officer in each inhabited island was a significant achievement and that progress has been made in the health sector in recent weeks.