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Modern Cancer Hospital Being Developed in Maldives

The Director General of Health Services, Dr. Ahmed Ashraf, has said that land will be allocated for the development of a modern cancer hospital in Maldives.
The development of a modern cancer hospital was among President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu’s presidential promises, and he has made it a top priority for this government.
The number of cancer cases in Maldives is increasing day by day. As such, 84 percent of deaths in the country are caused by non-communicable diseases. Of the 84 percent, 17 percent die from various types of cancer.
Ashraf told state media PSM that the hospital will provide all the services related to the treatment of cancer. In addition, an accommodation block will be set up for people coming from remote islands to seek hospital services.
“Service and equipment research has been done. Final proposals are being prepared. The practical work will start soon,” Dr. Ashraf told PSM.
The hospital will be established to reduce the incidence of cancer in Maldives and provide convenient services to the people, Ashraf said.
Chemotherapy is already available in various hospitals in Maldives. Since service in Hulhumalé Hospital began, the service has been extended to Addu Hospital, Lhaviyani Atoll Hospital, Abdul Samad Memorial Hospital, Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital and Thaa Atoll Hospital.