Ooreedoo Maldives has donated three sea ambulances to be used by the health sector.
The three ambulances were gifted by Chairman of Ooredoo Group Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani and Ooreedoo Maldives’ CEO Najib Khan to the health ministry at a special ceremony held near Izzudeen Jetty on Wednesday. The sea ambulances were accepted on behalf of the government by the health minister Abdulla Nazim.
The company has also planned to donate an air ambulance to the ministry in the near future. Furthermore the Chairman stated that they would also begin the Mobile Health Clinic service, a global initiative taken by the company, in the country as well.
Speaking at the ceremony, health minister Abdulla Nazim said Maldives will now have 29 sea ambulances with the gift from Ooreedoo. Since the country is comprised of islands, this gift would undoubtedly ease the transferring of patients from one place to another, he said.
The sea ambulances will accommodate 12 passengers and comes equipped with two special stretchers for the patients.
Last week China also gifted Maldives with a sea ambulance.