The health ministry has again authorized some private clinics to resume issuing of medicals reports required for expat work permits.
The ministry had announced in the middle of last year that private clinics cannot issue medical reports and medical checkups required for work permits and visas of expatriate workers. The permit to issue medical reports were only given to the state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, privately owned ADK Hospital, Hulhumale Hospital and other state-run regional hospitals.
Maldives Immigration stated that it was aware of the change brought by the health ministry and will now be accepting medical reports issued from the following authorized hospitals and clinics:
State run hospitals in the islands
Tree Top Hospital
Pearl Medical Center
AIMS Diagnostic Care
Aus Medical Center
The health ministry halted issuing of medical reports from private clinics after claiming that there was a risk of spread of communicable diseases through expat workers.
The reauthorization was given to clinics that met ministry standards after assessing them.
Immigration had also previously stopped accepting medical reports required for expatriate visas from ADK Hospital and AMDC after a case of forged medical reports of individuals with dangerous contagious diseases came to light.