Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) announced Monday that the state-run hospital is seeking to bring in a neurosurgeon from India, following the upsurge in injuries sustained from road accidents across Maldives.
Speaking at a press conference, IGMH's CEO Ibrahim Saleem revealed that the neurosurgeon from MIOT International multi-specialty hospital would first stay for a one-month trial period.
"After the trial period, we will go for a long term agreement with MIOT Hospital to establish a permanent neurosurgeon here", he said.
According to the statistics publicised by Maldives Police Service last week, there were 64 reported road accidents in capital Male' alone, in which 17 people were injured.
Saleem highlighted that, prior to the contract with MIOT, IGMH had entered into an agreement with privately run ADK Hospital for the latter to perform neurosurgery on accident victims who require such operations.
"We established a policy to transfer such cases from IGMH to ADK [for surgery] as we don't have a neurosurgeon as of yet".