Initiation of the Implementation Phase of the Proposed Design for the Medical School with the Teaching Hospital.

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Maldives National University (MNU), has announced the establishment of a medical school and teaching hospital with the aid of Paskisthan, with the unveiling of their designs marking a significant milestone celebrated during a special ceremony held at MNU on 8th February 2024, Thursday.

The medical school, set to accommodate up to 100 students and furnished with cutting-edge facilities, will be complemented by a teaching hospital slated to feature 300 beds along with modern medical technology. Both facilities are to be constructed in Hulhumale’, with MNU securing 5700 acres of land for this purpose.

Dr. Aishath Shehenaz Adam, the Vice-Chancellor of MNU, underscored the escalating demand for medical education, including interest from international students. She pointed out the current infrastructure’s limitations, noting the inadequacy of the existing two floors at Dharumavantha Hospital to meet student requirements. The envisioned teaching hospital aims to bridge this gap while providing valuable training opportunities for doctoral candidates.

The Vice-Chancellor outlined plans to lay the foundation for both the medical school and teaching hospital within the year, with an anticipated completion timeframe of two and a half years.

Vice Admiral (rtd) Mohammad Fayyaz Gilani, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Maldives, underscored the significance of these initiatives for national and societal advancement. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support for educational ventures, recognizing Maldives’ prioritization of fostering a knowledgeable populace.

Expressing optimism for the future, Vice Admiral (rtd) Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani highlighted the medical school and teaching hospital as symbols of the enduring friendship between Maldives and Pakistan, projecting their operationalization by 2027.

The architectural design for both facilities was entrusted to Pakistan’s Atif Nazar Pvt. Ltd., featuring a dedicated accommodation block for students studying within the hospital premises.

Presently, MNU’s Medical School hosts close to 300 students, and with these developments, the institution is poised for significant growth and impact in the realm of medical education and healthcare provision in Maldives.


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