AEH Cath Lab to be open very soon: VP Faisal

Vice President Fisal Naseem (L), Health Minister Ahmed Naseem (C) and CEO of Addu Equatorial Hospital, Dr Mohamed Solih seen during VP’s visit to AEH in 2020 | Photo: President’s Office

Malé, Maldives – Vice President Faisal Naseem stated on Wednesday that establishing a catheterisation laboratory at Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) is underway.

Speaking at the fourth Maldives Brain and Spine Conference 2022, organized by ADK Hospital, Vice President told that capacity building in the healthcare sector is a core component of the administration’s nation-building efforts.

“Efforts to develop and enhance healthcare services are progressing on every island and every atoll. For instance, establishing a catheterisation laboratory in the Addu Equatorial Hospital is underway. We expect this Cath Lab to be open very soon.

Vice President Faisal Naseem

Establishment of cath lab, private rooms and hyperbaric chamber in AEH is estimated to cost MVR 14,762,440.

Vice President also highlighted the private sector’s contributions to human resources development and reassured the governments continued commitment to support the development of private healthcare institutions.

The Vice President also spoke about the administration’s efforts to make healthcare more accessible nationwide. He described introducing the administration’s Raajje Transport Link ferry service as an initiative that would immensely support this end.

Vice President stressed the alarming number of non-communicable diseases and called for the community’s support in promoting healthy lifestyles. He said that reducing instances of NCDs and improving public health is a relatively simple task when the community comes to work together.