Telemedicine services provided by the Apollo Information Centre was introduced on Sunday in Addu City by a private medical service provider.
The Minister of Health, Abdulla Ameen, inaugurated Apollo-AIMS Telehealth Centre at Feydhoo island.
During the inauguration ceremony held in Feydhoo School, Minister Ameen stated that the provision of medical advice by highly qualified specialists was a target of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government.
Referring to the electoral pledge, Ameen stated that the provision of formal professional opinion via a clinic, was a sign of progress in the health sector.
“This is a long awaited accomplishment for the people of Addu. We want to thank AIMS for introducing this service within such a short period of time,” said Amin.
Although “Apollo-AIMS TeleHealth Centre” was only just formally established, the agreement was signed on MOU in April 9, 2018.
The TeleHealth Services will provide accessibility to a patient anywhere in the world to reach expert medical practitioners, using the latest in communication technology.
AIMS diagnostic centre was opened in 2015 and it is partly owned by Mohamed Naeem, a successful businessman native to the island, who is also a shareholder of Happy Market.
Feydhoo is known to be highly competitive market for private clinics, and is also the location for the recently opened 'Addu Medicity'.