Dr. Ahmed Ashraf has been appointed as Health Ministry’s Director General of Health Service.
He has been appointed to the post, with a salary of MVR 70,000.
Prior to Dr. Ashraf’s appointment, the post was held by Dr. Sheeza Ali. She left the post, after completing the term she was appointed for.
Individuals are appointed the post, Director General of Health Service, for a term of four years. Appointees must meet certain requirements.
They include having a basic medical degree accepted by the Medical and Dental Council of Maldives; the completion of a one-year-long internship at a teaching hospital; having a practicing license registered with the Council; eight years of experience in the health sector and three years of experience in a managerial post in health sector.
Dr. Ashraf began his career in the health sector in 1996, at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH). Following this, he had worked at other hospitals and institutes providing medical services.
Dr. Ashraf has also served as a medical lecturer at Maldives National University. He also served as a board member of Health Service Corporation, formed during former President Mohamed Nasheed’s administration, which has now been dissolved.
In addition to this, Dr. Ashraf has served as the CEO of Hulhumale’ Hospital. During his term, an ICU was established at the hospital for the first time, with ENT operations and ophthalmological services also being introduced.