The MRI machine for the tertiary hospital currently being developed in Addu arrived in Gan International Airport on early morning.
The machine was delivered by chartered flight Maximus Air Cargo Antonov An-124.
Preparations to begin operations at the hospital, which is scheduled for upcoming August, are currently underway. Installing the necessary equipment and facility to begin services are in progress.
A spokesperson from Hithadhoo Regional Hospital (HRH) stated that the installation of the MRI machine will begin shortly. He also expressed hopes that services will commence in the hospital as scheduled, based on the current progress.
The hospital being developed in Addu has a capacity of 100 beds and will be established in the Equatorial Convention Centre (ECC) building constructed in 2011 for the 17th SAARC Summit.
Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's administration tasked Alia Construction with converting the building to a hospital on November 14, 2016.
According to HRH, the new hospital will provide a solution for various issues faced by the current hospital such as space constraints, lack of facilities and dilapidated structures.