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    Japanese aid for the Maldivian health sector

    Medical equipment worth JPY 300,000,000 three hundred million Japanese Yen (equivalent to MVR 41,427,540) has been donated to Maldives by the Government of Japan under the Japanese Non Project Grant Aid, “Economic and Social Development Programme” 2018 to enhance the health service delivery of Maldives.

    Her Excellency Miss Keiko Yanai, Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives handed over the medical equipment to Minister of Health, Mr. Abdulla Ameen at a ceremony hosted in Ministry of Health today.

    The donation consists of defibrillators, dental units, dental autoclaves, dental X-ray developers, transportable incubators and ambulances for Ministry of Health. While Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital donated with ultrasound scanners, portable ultrasound scanners, transportable incubators, emergency transport ventilators and a portable digital X-ray.

    This donation also includes a batch of 21 paramedic ambulances that is scheduled to arrive in Maldives this September.

    The Japanese Government has donated medical equipment to Maldives on numerous occasions. In this regard, medical equipment worth MVR 14 million was donated in 2017, medical equipment worth MVR 24 million in 2014 and medical equipment worth MVR 27 million in 2013.

    Japan, as a bilateral partner, has been a continuous support to the health sector of Maldives.