Government discusses healthcare with China and Lithuania

The Maldivian delegation to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) 136th executive board meeting have held talks with the Chinese and Lithuanian governments on aiding the development of the Maldivian health care system, the health ministry reveals.

In a statement by the ministry it was revealed that discussions with the Chinese delegation had resulted in commitments to provide the Maldives with medical equipment and doctors.

Further, in accordance with the MoU signed between the governments, the Chinese government agreed to expedite scholarships for Maldivian medical students, along with increased efforts to boost Chinese alternative forms of medicine in the Maldives.

The Lithuanian delegation agreed to provide training, expert advice, and technical support to developing specific fields in medicine in accordance with the findings a team of neurosurgeons from the country who visited the Maldives last year.

The Maldivian delegation in the talks was led by Minister at the President’s Office Mohamed Hussain Shareef who was accompanied by State Minister for Health Hussain Rasheed, Deputy Director of Health Aishath Samiya, and Director of the Health Protection Agency Maimoona Abubakr.