Donation of Medical Equipment – Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004

Project Donation of Medical Equipment
Project Partners Ministry of Health in Maldives

Maldives lost many of its health assets as a result of the
Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004. The capital of Maldives,
Male, has two major hospitals; one a government hospital,
the other a private hospital. Both are the only two hospitals
that provide full service healthcare to the whole country
and are the referral tertiary hospitals for the entire country.

Donation of Medical Equipment
In order to strengthen the services of these health centres
and quality of medical care in the country, MERCY Malaysia
donated approximately RM320,000 worth of medical
equipment to the Ministry of Health in Maldives. The items
donated included a portable x-ray machine, lab equipment,
portable ultrasound machines, wheelchairs and crutches.

Training on Ultrasound Machine
Medical personnel from Maldives were identifi ed by the
Ministry of Health in Maldives to be trained in the use of
medical equipment, especially in ultrasonography, during
the next phase of the recovery programme for Maldives.
The training will take place in 2007.