Government transfers paralysed Indian woman to Guraidhoo Special Needs Home

The Ministry of Law and Gender has temporarily transferred an Indian woman suffering from paralysis below the waist to the Home for People with Special Needs on Guraidhoo Island.

The woman had married a Maldivian man 23 years ago, but her husband died two months ago, leaving her in the care of her husband’s niece, local media have reported

She had been living alone in a rented room, but her landlord had told her she must leave by Thursday as she could no longer afford rent.

Speaking to Haveeru, Deputy Minister of Gender Mohamed Zahid said the ministry is in discussions with the Foreign Ministry and the Indian High Commission to transport the woman to her family in India.