President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has inaugurated the “Dr N.D. Abdulla Abdul Hakeem Ophthalmology Centre”, which is named after the first Maldivian Ophthalmologist.
The center was inaugurated at a special ceremony held in Hulhumale’ Hospital yesterday evening.
The Ophthalmology Centre was established with generous support from the Chinese Government to strengthen the ophthalmic services given in the Maldives. Medical equipment, medicine and medical consumables worth more than MVR 11.1 million was donated by the Chinese Government to establish this centre under the signed agreement in July 2019.
This ophthalmic centre will provide sophisticated ophthalmic services and deliver treatment for complicated eye conditions. Furthermore, China will provide training opportunities for Maldivian doctors, nurses and other health professionals in the area, who will be working at the centre alongside Chinese ophthalmologists and nurses.
Before the opening of Dr N.D. Adulla Abdul Hakeem Ophthalmic Centre, an eye camp was conducted earlier this month from 8th to 11th January 2020 at Hulhumale’ Hospital with assistance from Zongshan Ophthalmic Centre and the Chinese Government.
The Chinese government has supported the conduction of similar eye camps in the Maldives in 2015 and 2017 through the ‘Bright Journey project’. In addition to that, medical equipment worth more than 9.2 million Rufiyaa was donated by the Government of the People’s China as a part of these camps.