Hithadhoo Regional Hospital in the South Province of the Maldives was established with the aid of donated funds by UNICEF and opened in 1984. The hospital acts as the referral hospital in the South Province (Gnaviyani and Seenu atoll) and is situated on the island of Hithadhoo (the capital of Addu atoll). The hospital is responsible for managing all the health facilities in Seenu Atoll and is the central health facility in the atoll, working directly with the Maldivan Ministry of Health. The hospital underwent an expansion programme that finished in 2010 and improved the facilities, the staff capacity and the services that the hospital was able to offer, including a new Dental Unit.
The hospital is also the only government hospital in the periphery regions of the Maldives. The hospital is clean, has an ultrasound machine and an operating theatre. This hospital has a regional function and provides around-the-clock care. Most residents of neighbouring islands visit Hithadhoo Regional Hospital to receive treatment for their ailments. People from atolls and islands further afield, such as Fuvammulah and Huvadhu Atoll also occasionally visit to receive medical treatment, although most opt for hospitals in the Southern Indian state of Kerala which is relatively close.
There is a document outlining the outsourcing and public management of this hospital, written by the Maldivan government, available here.
|Hospital type||District General Hospital|
|Local language||Maldivian Dhivehi / English|
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