Health Minister says government-owned corporations are a good step for health sector

Minister of Health and Family Dr Aminath Jameel has said there will be no loss to the government if health employees have to work under corporations, reports Haveeru.

The government is planning on managing Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), regional hospitals and health centres, under 100 percent government-owned corporations.

The minister said employees will be protected under the Employment Act and Pension Law.

Dr Aminath said employees would not lose their rights and the Health Ministry would regulate the corporations under its regulatory mechanism.

She added that the health sector framework would be amended and salaries are expected to increase.

The minister added that bringing health services closer to the people under corporations would solve the current problems the health sector is facing.