Quality doctors will be brought to AEH: Dr Solih

CEO of Addu Equatorial Hospital Dr. Mohamed Solih | Photo: Addu City Council

Addu City, Maldives – The newly appointed CEO of Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH), Dr. Mohamed Solih has told that the hospital would be bringing highly qualified doctors to improve the service of the hospital.

During the first meeting held yesterday with Addu City Council after he was appointed, Dr. Solih said that AEH has already started the process to replace doctors who did not have sufficient qualifications and also highlighted that the hospital needs more Maldivian doctors.

Dr. Solih said that the hospital was getting new doctors from abroad and that this process would take around three months. He also added that major organisational changes were being brought to the hospitals structure. In addition to this, to improve service levels, the hospital is also working on setting up a toll free number.

He also stated that the doctors from AEH would be visiting the health centers in Addu on a scheduled basis.

Dr. Mohamed Solih has 15 years of experience in the management area of the health industry. He also has 26 years of experience in clinical care, and has completed a Masters of Surgery (General Surgery) from Nepal, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the UK.

Prior to his appointment as CEO of AEH, he worked as the Chief Surgeon at Medica Hospital, as well as the Managing Director and CEO of the hospital as well. He also has filled several management positions at IGMH and other health care facilities.

Apart from this, Dr. Solih is also the President of the Maldives Anti Doping Association and one of the founding members of Maldives Medical Association, Maldives Orthopedic Association as well as the Maldivian Medical Student Association. He has been appointed as the CEO of AEH at the same level as Deputy Ministers of Maldives.