Health Ministry, on Thursday, revealed that they are taking statements from individuals who made allegations of gross misconduct against Dr. Aishath Ali Naaz, a clinical psychologist, on social media.
Health Ministry’s Senior Executive Director Aminath Shathufa Shafeeu told Sun that the ministry has not received any formal complaints against her, but has initiated an investigation after the complaints on social media came to their attention. She added that presently efforts were underway to take individual statements from people who expressed concern on social media, by contacting them.
It took me over 7 years to come out to share my experience with Dr Naaz. I confronted her on IG, she denied any participation & deleted the post. Today, I want to share mine along with many many others, with even worse experiences #MyTherapistDid@aishathalinaaz @WMHDay pic.twitter.com/EpTZfGVMsC— shenali (@ShenaliShameem) October 28, 2022
Several of Naaz’s former clients have posted about her on social media. The accusations against her include being quick to diagnose patients, misdiagnosing patients, failing to maintain patient confidentiality, hiring underqualified staff, and ordering expensive tests but failing to share results.
Naaz denied the allegations to Sun. She said that any further comment regarding the subject will be made by her legal representative.
She operates her own practice Maldives Institute for Psychological Services Training and Research (MIPSTAR), which has been in place for years now. Recently, she has also been traveling to atolls to provide mental health care services to those living in islands.