CONDUCT OF MEDICAL CAMPS BY INDIAN ARMED FORCES DOCTORS
A team of 4 specialist doctors from the Indian Defence Forces led by Col (Dr.) Amresh Ghei has arrived in Maldives on 09 November 2014 for medical camps to be conducted in Huvadhoo Atoll. Additional team members comprising 1 medical specialist and 1 paramedic from the Indian AFMS Team working at Senahiya are also accompanying the visiting specialists. The specialists in the team are: Surg Cdr (Dr.) Rajeev A., Wg Cdr (Dr.) Sujata Bailur Datta, Wg Cdr (Dr.) Ran Singh and Maj (Dr.) Harikesh.
The team will be conducting medical camps in Gaafu Alif and Gaafu Dhaalu atolls from 10 to 16 November 2014. The team would be undertaking OPD at G. A.Vilingili (10- 12 Nov 2014) and G.Dh.Thinadhoo (13-16 Nov 2014) during this period. This team comprising of 05 specialist doctors in various fields (Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, ENT, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology) will be going to above islands and consulting patients in regional health centres and if needed, will conduct minor operative procedures.
The conduct of regular medical camps is a major initiative in Defence cooperation between the Government of Maldives and India to reach out to the people of Maldives. The programme is being planned and coordinated with the assistance of MNDF Medical Service. This will greatly benefit the people of these islands and will assist in providing specialist medical assistance to the people of Maldives. This is the third medical camp to be held this year. It is note-worthy that during the two medical camps, conducted in January and June 2014, more than 3000 patients have been examined and treated.
November 9, 2014