Indian armed forces doctors conducting medical camps in central atolls

A team of Indian doctors will be conducting medical camps across the central atolls until Friday (June 20), having treated 133 patients in Thulusdhoo, Kaafu atoll, yesterday.

The newly arrived team of four doctors from the Indian Defence Forces, led by Col RK Thapar, will be accompanied by specialists from Malé’s Senahiya military hospital, on a tour of the central atolls.

The team  – specialising in internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, paediatrics and general surgery – plans to visit Kaafu, Alif Alif, Alif Dhaal and Vaavu atolls this week.

During the Maldives-India friendship celebrations in January, a similar scheme saw 2000 patients treated by Indian doctors.

The‘Dosti-Ekuverikan’ friendship week in January also included a free ‘Eye Camp’ providing free consultation and services for more than 500 people in Malé and Hulhumalé.