Vice President Faisal Naseem held discussions with relevant stakeholders regarding expanding healthcare services offered in Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital. The meeting was held at the President’s Office this afternoon.

The Vice President stated that the Government strives to improve healthcare services offered in islands outside of Male' region, so that people do not need to travel abroad or to the capital, to access medical care. He referenced statistics showing that an increasing number of people seek healthcare from Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital, despite the challenges of Covid-19, and noted it as a sign of the public's confidence in the services being offered at the hospital. He urged relevant authorities to collaborate to expand healthcare in the region.

Senior officials from Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital who spoke at the meeting voiced their concerns over challenges in human resource development. They discussed strategies to strengthen efforts to improve the quality of services offered at the hospital.

Speaking further, Vice President Faisal Naseem noted the importance of decentralised governance frameworks to facilitate the expansion of health services to all regions. He urged officials from the Ministry of Health to reiterate to all stakeholders the importance of decentralization to enhance healthcare access. 

The meeting was attended by the acting Minister of Health and Minister of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, Mohamed Aslam; North-Kulhudhuffushi MP, Yasir Abdul Latheef; South-Kulhudhuffushi MP, Jamsheed Mohamed; Managing Director of Aasandha Company, Mariyam Shafeeg; and senior officials from the Ministry of Health and the President’s Office.