VP Faisal Naseem checks on locals at Amrita Hospital

In this photo, Vice President Faisal Naseem is seen meeting with Maldivians living in Trivandrum, India. The Vice President said that the government will not exclude or discriminate between citizens living abroad when it comes to resolving issues on December 5, 2019. (Photo/President's Office)

Vice President of the Maldives Faisal Naseem has checked on the status of Maldivians who traveled to the Amrita Hospital in Kochi, India for medical purposes.

The Vice President, in a phone call with the Director of International Patient Relations at Amrita Hospital noted the rile of the government of India in permitting Maldivians to obtain healthcare in India even during the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

He also asked about the difficulties faced by the Amrita Hospital due to COVID-19, before clarifying the efforts by the hospital to overcome these difficulties. The Vice president also clarified information and status related to Maldivian patients at the hospital, before requesting for close supervision of all affairs related to locals at the hospital.

The Vice President noted that Amrita Hospital would remain as a prime facility for Maldivians to obtain healthcare in the future and requested the hospital to fulfill services and provide compassionate care to locals.

The Vice President said that he was closely monitoring the healthcare of all locals receiving treatment at the hospital.

Under special arrangements with the Indian government, Maldivians have been permitted to travel for medical care to India on three occasions. India is a popular destination among locals for medical care.