It has been decided that the Military Hospital of the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) will cater to the medical needs of the employees of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, following the transfer of the Department from Home Ministry to Defence Ministry.
Defence Minister Colonel (Rtd) Mohamed Nazim told Sun Online that all services of the military hospital are now available under Aasandha to the employees of the Immigration Department. He said that work is under way to register the employees and their families, and to improve the standard of the services provided by the hospital.
“Employees of Immigration Department and their families can obtain medical treatment under Aasandha from the military hospital. This includes their husbands and wives. We are trying to provide the best medical services to our employees,” he said.
He said that efforts are ongoing to provide the due training to the employees of Immigration Department following the transfer of the department to the Defence Ministry. He said that no problems are being faced due to the department remaining as part of the civil service, and that the commission also accords the necessary cooperation to the ministry. He said that there are no plans to remove the Immigration Department from the civil service.