A team of highly experienced specialist doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi led by the Director, Dr. RandeepGuleria conducted a daylong Continual Medical Education (CME) workshop on Image Guided Therapies for Maldivian doctors on January 20, 2020.
The visit of the team from AIIMS – India’s top medical institute – is part of the follow up to the MoU on Health Cooperation signed between India and Maldives in June 2019 during the State visit of Prime Minister Modi. The first Joint Working Group under the MoU held on January 05, 2020 prioritised capacity building and training of Maldivian doctors by Indian specialists.
While a range of infrastructure development and other initiatives are being planned between the two sides under health cooperation, capacity building of doctors has been identified by Maldives as the single most important health priority. India and Maldives have a long tradition of partnership in the health sector including in the area of capacity building and training of specialist doctors.
This first visit by the team from AIIMS has identified several areas of cooperation including workshops, use of telemedicine facility, training of technicians and collaborative research projects between AIIMS and the Maldivian health sector.AIIMS is working with several other countries in similar areas and has notably contributed to the development of radiology in Sri Lanka.
India is committed to continue working with the Ministry of Health of the Government of Maldives to elevate our partnership to new heights for the benefit of the Maldivian public.