Tree Top Hospital to begin kidney transplants

Tree Top Hospital’s COO Adil Moosa speaks to reporters on May 15, 2024. (Photo/Tree Top Hospital)

Tree Top Hospital (TTH), on Wednesday, revealed they are undertaking efforts to launch kidney transplant service. 

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, TTH’s CEO Adil Moosa said the hospital expressed interest in commencing kidney transplant service with the government, following which discussions in this trajectory have been held since 2020. 

Underscoring kidney transplant and liver transplant as common services provided abroad - Adil said these services are not provided in the Maldives due to lack of regulations and laws pertaining to it, as well as lack of procedure on the provision of the services. 

If permitted by the government, Adil says preparations to commence transplant service can be commenced within four to six months. 

“Every day that passes without the regulations required for it existing is a day lost to the patients in the Maldives. These are all matters that should have been completed yesterday,” he added. 

He expressed hope for a path for these services in collaboration with the government. 

TTH said their goal is to provide a solution to major health issues in the Maldives. 

During Wednesday’s press conference, TTH – which opened Maldives’ first fertility clinic last year – announced the birth of two babies conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment at the facility.