Maafushi Prison commences services at new medical centre

Maafushi Prison. | Photo: Sun

Kaafu Atoll, Maldives – Maafushi Prison began providing services at the new medical centre within the Maafushi Prison premises effective Monday.

Speaking during the launching ceremony, Vice President Faisal Naseem expressed his confidence that the availability of further medical services at the prison premises would have a positive impact on the welfare and rehabilitation of their inmates. He highlighted that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s administration gives high priority to improving the conditions within prisons and rehabilitating detainees.

He stated that all personnel working in detention and rehabilitation should aim to prepare all inmates with the skills to work, provide for themselves and become respected members of society again, upon their release.

The new Medical Centre at Maafushi Prison is equipped to provide services such as General OPD, emergency services, laboratory services, minor surgery, physiotherapy, X-ray services and telemedicine services. Inmates previously had had to be transported off the island to receive these services. The facility also includes a 10-person rehabilitation centre.

The Vice President was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Ahmed Naseem, the Minister of Home Affairs, Sheikh Imran Abdulla, Minister at the President’s Office, Ahmed Sameer, and senior representatives from Maldives Correctional Service (MSC).