President commits to extending national dialysis services by end of year

President Doctor Mohamed Waheed Hassan has committed to provide dialysis services to two further regions of the Maldives this year after unveiling a new treatment unit at Hulhumale’ Hospital on Thursday (July 12).

Speaking during the unveiling of the Hulhumale’ Dialysis Unit, which forms part of a focus to expand the availability of healthcare services beyond the capital, the president said plans were in place for providing similar services to two unspecified areas of the country with higher populations, according to the President’s Office website.

The new unit to Hulhumale’ hospital was said to have been provided by “private individuals”, underlining what the President’s Office called a “priority given by the government to provide such services without entirely being dependent on the government budget.”