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Nazim: Services from Dharumavantha Hospital will be launched in September

Though the Ministry of Health previously announced some of the services from Dharumavantha Hospital will be launched this July, the services will be launched in September at the earliest, says Minister of Health, Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim.

Nazim visited the Dharumavantha Hospital to check the progress of the project this Wednesday.

Speaking to press afterwards, Nazim said that the launch of services has been delayed due to a delay in transportation of some of the machinery needed for the project.

Minister of Health, Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim tours Dharumavantha Hospital on July 11, 2018. (Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah)

The 25-story Dharumavantha Hospital is expected to solve overcrowding at the main State hospital, Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), and launch new medical services in the Maldives.

Nazim said he isn’t available to provide an exact date in which the hospital will be opened, but said that the hospital will provide an instant solution to the problem of overcrowding at IGMH.

“Once the hospital is opened, it will reduce overcrowding at IGMH and solve those in need of services having to wait days in queue. It will solve delays in MRI, CT Scan and laboratory services,” said Nazim.

Dharumavantha Hospital will have OPD rooms, wards, private rooms, a laboratory, cath lab and open heart surgery services.

Nazim said the introduction of new services is a huge step forward in the government’s efforts to stop people from needing to travel abroad for medical services.

Minister of Health, Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim tours Dharumavantha Hospital on July 11, 2018. (Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah) 

“Services will be increased in each department,” said Nazim.

“Even in terms of tourism, the main barrier to foreign leaders and the wealthy from travelling to the Maldives is the lack of sufficient medical services available in the country. This will be solved [once Dharumavantha Hospital opens],” said Nazim.

IGMH and Dharumavantha Hospital combined will have 500 beds, which will solve the issue of patients having to wait in queue for beds.

Nazim said the Dharumavantha Hospital will take Maldivian health sector to a whole new level.

Minister of Health, Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim tours Dharumavantha Hospital on July 11, 2018. (Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah) 

Construction of Dharumavantha Hospital was contracted to Chang Hua Construction of Singapore in March 2018.

The project is worth USD 140 million (MVR 2.1 billion). The State needs to pay Chang Hua the amount in instalments within a three-year period.

The contract with Chang Hua includes building an additional 10-story building – which will house a child care centre, gym and rehabilitation suite. IGMH reported earlier that five stories will be used as private accommodation and two stories to house a medical college.

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MumbaiMadam
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I am pleased to know that medical services are being expanded in the Maldives. It means fewer Maldivians travelling to India for treatment.
I hope you are able to recruit your doctors, nurses and technicians from other 100% muslim countries. They will fit in better in your conservative and radicalised society.
Next step is to expand educational services in the Maldives so you don’t have to travel to India for studies either.

Mumbaikar
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Madam – you are ruled by a religious extremist who wants 100% Hindu country. Go look at your home. Get lost.

MumbaiMadam
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Mumbaikar, you braindead moron…….what is wrong with wanting a 100% Hindu country? Isn’t Maldives a ‘100% Muslim’ country where there is no freedom of worship?
I am proud that India now has the fastest growing economy in the world. Makes you sick doesn’t it?
Now wrap that lungi and get back to the trawler.

Mumbaikar
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Hey pimp from Mumbai – Maldives is not occupying someone ‘s land but you thieves stole many peoples land and treat adhivasis and poor dhalits like slaves. India is a colonial imperial state of brahmins !! Go pimp now

Mumbaikar
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Moreover- Maldives isn’t telling India how to rule. Maldives is minding its business and it’s interest within its sovereignty. Unlike India who try to be a colonial boss of the region and poke nose into every small country but crunches to China. First stop shitting in the streets and drinking cow urine.

Mumbaikar
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And you small minded idiot you compare Maldives with India ? Maldives is a small community of a single linguistic people who are living as one entity before the advent of India itself as a country. There was no country called India before British. Oh btw. There was no religion called Hinduism until General Hastings defined that name to refer to nearly two dozen religions in the region. India is a federation of many ethnic religious groups come from three different races. India is not one people!!

MumbaiMadam
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Mumbaikar you retard, why on earth would we cultured Indians compare ourselves with a bunch of primitive fishermen eeking out a precarious living on a godforsaken bunch of barely habitable atolls? Your knowledge of hinduism is as vague as your grasp of history. Hinduism is at least five thousand years old and your intolerant religion is only fourteen hundred years old. Maldivians, who are converts to islam, have only been muslim since the twelfth century. You have zero arab ancestry and your forefathers were not riding camels in the arabian deserts. They were subsistence fishermen who practised an Indian religion… Read more »