Signed agreement with Chinese government for procurement of laboratory equipments for 17 islands

28 March 2024
A 'Letter of Exchange' has been signed under a grant for the laboratory equipment to 17 islands in the Maldives with the assistance of the Chinese government.
 Ambassador of China to the Maldives Her Excellency Wang Lixin signed the letter of exchange on behalf of the Chinese government at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Health today. Minister of Health His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Khaleel signed the agreement on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
A total of 72 islands will receive laboratory equipment with the help of the Chinese government and under the letter of exchange signed today, 17 health centres in the country will receive laboratory equipment. 
 Those 17 health facilities are, N. Fohdhoo, GDh. Hoadehdhoo, HA Muraidhoo, HA. Marandhoo, B. Goidhoo, B. Dhonfanu, B. Kihaadhoo, Th. Dhiyamigili, GA. Mamendhoo, GA. Nilandhoo, Sh. Noomara, Lh. Olhuvelifushi, ADh. Hanyaameedhoo, V. Keyodhoo, K. Gaafaru, N. Maalheendhoo, and AA. Malhos Health Centre.
The procurement of laboratory equipment through the “Letter of Exchange” signed today will provide the necessary equipment to fill the gap in provision of health services in rural islands. This will enhance healthcare services and expediate treatment by enabling easier access to laboratory tests for appropriate medical attention.