Child Development Center opens at Hulhumale' Hospital

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih inaugurates the Child Development Center in Hulhumale' Hospital on March 15, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

A new Child Development Center has been opened at Hulhumale’ Hospital, the government hospital located in suburban Hulhumale'.

The center was inaugurated by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday.

He was accompanied to the inauguration by First Lady Fazna Ahmed - who donated special equipment required by the center, and Vice President Faisal Naseem. 

The new center offers a variety of programs for children under the age of 18 focused on their cognitive, social, emotional, speech and language development.

 The center commenced some programs before the official inauguration for 67 children, providing a stimulating and educational environment to support the natural development of children.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the VP Faisal highlighted the challenges faced earlier in seeking child development services and treatment. He said the new center would address the concerns of many parents.

He also shared plans to further expand child development services to the north and south of the country and spoke about the government’s efforts in human resources development in the field and the healthcare sector at large.

The President, Vice President and First Lady toured the facility after the ceremony.