A Health Emergency and Trauma Center has been opened at B. Dharavandhoo Health Center.
The center was established with assistance from the Indian government. The center was inaugurated by the Indian Ambassador to the Maldives, Munu Mahawar, and Gender Minister Aishath Mohamed Didi at a ceremony held Thursday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Aishath Mohamed Didi said the two-story center should be not only an emergency treatment center for physical injuries but also a center for sexual assault victims.
Health Minister Ahmed Naseem, who was also present at the ceremony, said the development of the health service sector should be viewed as a basic service provided to the people. He said President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih attached great importance to the development of the health sector.
The Indian Ambassador said the highest priority in the close relationship between the Maldives and India is to develop the health sector and build human resources.
The Health Emergency and Trauma Center includes a nursing station, ten patient beds, a consultation room, and two meeting rooms. The solar power system will be installed on the roof of the center.
The center has been built under the MVR 106 million assistance extended by the Indian government as social and economic assistance.