The Tree Top Hospital has opened the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment clinic in Maldives.
The service was inaugurated by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in a ceremony held at the hospital Monday morning.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Solih said the launch of the service brings hopes to the many couples who are struggling to conceive and start a family.
He noted that Maldivian couples struggling with infertility currently spend between MVR 300,000-MVR 400,000 to seek IVF treatment overseas.
Tree Top Hospital’s CEO Adil Moosa noted that despite the commonness of infertility issues, Maldivians had previously needed to travel overseas for treatment.
Adil said the hospital wished to provide a solution by offering fertility treatment in Maldives.
He said that having IVF treatment available in Maldives will reduce the expenses and additional issues that come with having to travel overseas for long periods of time to seek treatment.
Adil said that the hospital offers IVF treatment with modern facilities and at a cheaper rate.
Tree Top’s Managing Director Ahmed Nazeer said that the hospital had invested heavily on starting IVF treatment, and was happy to see the plans come of fruition.
He also reiterated the hospital’s commitment to introducing new services that aren’t available in Maldives.
Tree Top provides IVF treatment for MVR 46,000.
The hospital’s fertility clinic is headed by Dr. Zakiya Ahmed, a specialist in reproductive medicine and infertility.
The clinic is located on the third floor of the hospital, and was opened in collaboration with India’s Saima Center.