The Japanese government has donated medical equipment and machinery worth USD 2.663 Million to the Maldives to further enhance the health sector.
The donations include; a dental x-ray machine, a dental unit, an ultrasound scanner, a portable ultrasound scanner, a portable digital x-ray machine, a transportable incubator, and an emergency transport ventilator. These donations were presented to Minister of Health Abdulla Ameen by the Ambassador of Japan to Maldives Keiko Yanai.
Ambassador Keiko Yanai said at the ceremony that Japan prioritizes the development of the healthcare sector of Maldives. In this regard, the ambassador said Japan will always assist the efforts of Maldives to eliminate various forms of diseases. She said the assistance shows the close relations between the two countries.
Health Minister Ameen highlighted the assistance and support provided by Japan to the health sector throughout the years has contributed to the development of the health services in the Maldives.
Expressing gratitude to the latest donations, the health minister noted the equipment and machinery would be distributed to the main hospital in the Maldives, Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), and other hospitals in the country.