The government has carried out an eye-screening session for over 100 children under state care at “Fiyavathi”, the state-run children’s shelter in capital city Malé’s suburban extension Hulhumalé.
The screening was carried out by a team of the Department of Ophthalmology at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) who camped at the children’s shelter for the session.
The department revealed that eye-screening was done for a total of 102 children aged between one month to 12 years.
Following the session carried out on Saturday, children who need immediate and long-term monitoring of conditions were referred back to IGMH, for further testing, revealed the department via Twitter.
Several medical camps are carried out by the state in children’s shelters in the Greater Malé Region in order to ensure their health and wellness are maintained, with the generous help from state-run hospitals and civil associations.
While a medical unit was established in “Fiyavathi” during September 2018, the unit caters to general consultations and ailments. Children who require further treatment are referred to Hulhumalé hospital and IGMH.