Importance will be given to primary healthcare programme: President

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has revealed special importance will be given to improve the primary health care programme from this year onwards. The president made the remarks at the ceremony held to mark the Golden Jubilee of health services in Baa Atoll.

Addressing the ceremony, President Solih envisioned how health services commenced and developed in the region. In this regard, the president noted the first person who worked as a health assistant in the health centre was his uncle, appreciating his efforts to develop the sector.

Furthermore, President Solih expressed the citizens of the islands have played a major role in developing the health sectors in the islands more than the main administration in the capital. In this context, he highlighted the only medicine to fight off viral fever and cold traditionally were ancient methods and local medicine.

President Solih stated tremendous efforts were made to create awareness to accept vaccination and doctor prescribed medicines, adding the achievement is noteworthy. Moreover, the president added the result of the efforts were seen when Maldives was declared free from Malaria and Filaria. He acknowledged the results are works of the primary health care programme.

Highlighting people of Baa Atoll are always cautious about their health, the president stated the citizens transformed the health centre in Eydhafushi to a hospital, without waiting for the main government to bring the necessary developments.

During the ceremony, President Solih presented plaques for long serving staff of Baa Atoll Hospital and gave his uncle, Ibrahim Solih, a plaque of appreciation.