The Government of Maldives has signed an agreement with Apollo Hospitals to mange Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Male’. The agreement was signed during President Nasheed's visit to Chennai, India.

The agreement was signed on behalf of the government of Maldives by the Minister of Health and Family, Dr Aminath Jameel and on behalf of Apollo Hospitals, its Managing Director Dr Preetha Reddy signed the agreement.

The agreement involves the upgradation of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital to provide world class healthcare to the local population of the Maldives and overseas patients. During the management tenure of 15 years, Apollo Hospitals will work closely with the Government of Maldives and the Government of India in developing the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospitals as a destination for healthcare and wellness services, research & development and medical education.

Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony, President Nasheed said 'we have immense faith in Apollo Hospitals and the pioneering spirit of the group. Under the able leadership of the visionary, Dr Reddy, we are certain that the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Maldives will emerge as a global healthcare destination.'