President forms governing board for IGMH, Vilimalé, Hulhumalé hospitals

President Abdulla Yameen has formed a governing board to oversee the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, the Vilimalé hospital, and the Hulhumalé hospital.

Acting Health Minister Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim told the press on Thursday (September 4) that the board would be comprised of Brigadier General (Retired) Farhath Shaheer, Assistant Regional Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Abdul Sattar Yoosuf, Dr Abdul Azeez, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Development Yoosuf Riza, and Aishath Saadh from the Department of National Planning.

Farhath Shaheer was also appointed CEO of IGMH while former Police Integrity Commission Chair Dr Abdulla Waheed was appointed director general of medical service at IGMH, and Maimoona Saeed was appointed director general of the nursing service.

Former CEO Dr Mohamed Habeeb was appointed state minister at the Ministry of Health.

Following the controversial transfer of presidential power in February 2012, the new administration announced it would abolish seven health corporations formed by former President Mohamed Nasheed to be brought under one central umbrella corporation.