AEH and Addu Health Centers to be separated from Health Ministry

Aeriel view of Addu Equatorial Hospital | Photo: Avas

Male’, Maldives – President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided to separate Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) and the health centers of Addu City from from the Ministry of Health of Maldives.

With this, the hospital and all health centers of the city, along with the fulfillment of the necessary financial requirements akso falling under an independent governing body, starting from 27th October, 2020.

Although the hospital will no longer be run by the Health Ministry, it would still be required to follow all laws and regulations set by the  government and the Ministry. During this time, the Ministry would be mandated to ensure whether all such regulations are followed by the hospital.

Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) is the first tertiary hospital in Maldives which was built by converting the former Addu Equatorial Center in to a 100 bed hospital. The work of this hospital started during the last administration and opened its doors for service in January of this year after the transfer of all existing services at the Hithadhoo Regional Hospital to it.

Along with the hospital, there are three health centers and an urban primary healthcare center in Addu City, all of which would be operated by the same management group.