Indian doctors arrived in the Maldives yesterday (November 9) in order to conduct medical camps in Huvadhoo Atoll.
Four specialists from the Indian Defence Force will be conducting the camps in Gaafu Alif Villingili and Gaafu Dhaalu Thinadhoo between November 10 and 16.
“This will greatly benefit the people of these islands and will assist in providing specialist medical assistance to the people of Maldives,” read a press release from the Indian High Commission in Malé.
This is the third medical camp organised by India this year, with previous visits bringing medical services to more than 3000 people. Additionally, an’eye camp’ conducted during the India- Maldives ‘Dosti-Ekuverikan’ friendship week offered free consultations to more than 500 people.
This team comprises 5 specialist doctors – with members from Malé’s Senahiya military hospital – in fields including Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, ENT, Paediatrics, and Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
As well as offering consultations in regional health centres, the team will conduct minor operative procedures if needed.