Addu Equatorial Hospital introduces knee replacement surgery

Vice President Faisal Naseem tours the Addu Equatorial Hospital. (Photo/President's Office)

The Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) has expanded services to include total knee replacement surgery.

According to AEH, the surgery will be performed by a team of doctors from the hospital and the Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in Male’ City.

Patients can now consult with orthopedic doctors at AEH and book appointments for knee replacement surgery.

The surgery is covered under the national social health insurance scheme – Aasandha.

 AEH noted the availability of knee replacement surgery from the hospital will be a huge convenience to patients who need to travel to Male’ for the surgery.

The hospital said they also have plans of introducing total hip replacement surgery soon.

Additional services offered by AEH:

  • Physiotherapy services with modern equipment
  • Transport of equipment needed for major surgeries
  • ENT service and ophthalmology
  • Cardiology
  • Speech therapy
  • MRI and CT scan services
  • In-house pharmacy
  • Treadmill tests
  • Holter monitoring
  • EMG and EEG services
  • Psychiatry