Vice President Faisal Naseem has visited NIMS Medicity in Kerala and toured the facilities and services available at the hospital.

The Vice President was received at the hospital by Mr Faisal Khan, Managing Director of NIMS, upon arrival, and was brief by MD Khan regarding the services and facilities available at NIMS Medicity for Maldivian medical tourists.

During the visit, the Vice President toured several facilities at the hospital, including the freshly launched Child Development Research Centre (SPECTRUM) which provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for differently-abled children. The Vice President also toured the Integration and Autism Centre and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation which provides coordinated, and multidisciplinary care focused on early identification and treatment.

Following the tour, the Vice President also observed the creative artwork and handicrafts display by differently-abled patients of the hospital and was presented with a short briefing by Dr M.K.C. Nair, Director of NIMS Spectrum and Chief consultant of Developmental medicine.

Meeting the management and staff of the hospital, the Vice President emphasised on the strong bond of friendship between the people of the Maldives and India and described Thiruvananthapuram as a second home for many Maldivians. In this regard, the Vice President expressed his gratitude to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government, and the people of India, for continued cooperation and assistance in various avenues.

He further spoke about the role of Indian nations in the progress and development of the Maldives, stressing the critical part played by teachers in the education sector, in addition to engineering and technical fields.

NIMS Medicity, part of the 60-year-old Noorul Islam Educational Trust at Neyyattinkara, Trivandrum, is one of the largest healthcare centres in South Kerala and is one of the most popular medical facilities for Maldivians seeking healthcare in India.