President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu announced during a press briefing that free medical checkups and maternity services will soon be available through the Aasandha healthcare scheme. This decision follows the approval by the Cabinet, signifying a pivotal step in advancing healthcare provisions for citizens.
President Muizzu outlined that the government intends to implement free medical check-up services through Aasandha, catering to different age groups by offering diverse packages. These services will be accessible at government hospitals and health centers across the nation, ensuring widespread coverage.
In cases where these services are not available at government facilities, the President assured that individuals could undergo free tests at private hospitals and clinics registered under the Aasandha scheme. This measure is designed to guarantee comprehensive healthcare coverage, irrespective of the healthcare provider.
Additionally, the Cabinet decided to include fertility services, including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment, within the Aasandha offerings. This expansion aligns with the government’s commitment to prioritizing preventive healthcare measures.
President Muizzu emphasized that the rules governing the Aasandha scheme enhancements would be officially gazetted, providing clarity on the scope and implementation of these services. The government’s overarching policy aims to proactively address health concerns through regular medical check-ups, reinforcing the notion of preventing diseases before they escalate. As these initiatives take shape, citizens await further details on the rollout of these expanded healthcare services under the Aasandha scheme.