President inaugurates ophthalmology center at Hulhumale’ Hospital

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (C) and Chinese Ambassador Zhang Lizhong (R) inaugurates the Dr. N.D. Abdulla Abdul Hakeem Ophthalmology Center in Hulhumale' Hospital on January 13, 2020. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Monday, inaugurated an ophthalmology center established in the Hulhumale’ Hospital with the assistance of the Chinese government.

The center, the Dr. N.D. Abdulla Abdul Hakeem Ophthalmology Center, is named after the first Maldivian ophthalmologist.

It was established as part of an agreement on healthcare cooperation between the Maldives and China signed in July 2019, and aims as strengthening ophthalmic services in Maldives.

The Chinese government donated medical equipment, medicine and medical consumables worth over MVR 11.1 million to establish the center. It has also committed to providing training opportunities for Maldivian doctors, nurses and other health professionals in ophthalmic services, who will work at the center alongside Chinese ophthalmologists and nurses.

The center offers sophisticated ophthalmic services and treatment for complicated eye conditions.

A special eye camp was held at Hulhumale’ Hospital by the Chinese government in association with the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center from January 8-11 to mark the opening of the center.