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News in Brief

  • High Court annuls JSC procedure for appointing new judge
  • Everything will change once Rilwan is found, police commissioner tells Haveeru
  • Bank of Maldives’ net profit increases 105 percent in third quarter
NGO to conclude breast cancer awareness month with walk around Malé thumbnail

NGO to conclude breast cancer awareness month with walk around Malé

The Cancer Society of Maldives will continue to raise awareness of the disease, which Aasandha usage statistics show is the most common form of cancer in the country.


Government bars arrivals from countries worst affected by Ebola thumbnail

Government bars arrivals from countries worst affected by Ebola

The government has announced that all arrivals from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone will be denied on-arrival visas. Third country nationals will also be denied entry until 21 days after visiting these countries.


Nigerian quarantined in Hulhumalé has no symptoms of Ebola, assures health ministry thumbnail

Nigerian quarantined in Hulhumalé has no symptoms of Ebola, assures health ministry

A Nigerian tourist placed in a quarantine facility at the Hulhumalé hospital does not have a fever, an epidemiologist at the Health Protection Agency explained, and could not be considered a suspected Ebola case.


President Yameen to personally oversee health sector thumbnail

President Yameen to personally oversee health sector

Speaking at a Progressive Party of Maldives rally in Addu City, President Abdulla Yameen announced that he will be personally overseeing the Maldives’ health sector until it overcomes current problems.


Dr Shakeela alleges conspiracy to drive her from office thumbnail

Dr Shakeela alleges conspiracy to drive her from office

Speaking to Haveeru, the former health minister alleged a campaign of death threats and negative media coverage designed to engineer her removal in order to facilitate corruption within the sector.


Laamu Gan residents hold demonstrations over inadequate sewage system thumbnail

Laamu Gan residents hold demonstrations over inadequate sewage system

The system is located in the new settlement of the tsunami-displaced population that moved to Gan in 2007. After years of neglect the FENAKA Corporation took over maintenance of the system last month.


Ebola health alert issued, minimal risk for Maldives thumbnail

Ebola health alert issued, minimal risk for Maldives

The Ministry of Health has warned those who have travelled to the affected countries to beware of symptoms while the HPA has said traffic between the Maldives and these areas is very low.


No threat to Maldivians in Srilanka, assures Sri Lankan foreign minister thumbnail

No threat to Maldivians in Srilanka, assures Sri Lankan foreign minister

G.L. Peiris made the comments during the official state visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, during which agreements have been signed regarding health, investment, and rescue services.


Pneumonia patient dies on sea ambulance en route to Malé thumbnail

Pneumonia patient dies on sea ambulance en route to Malé

On Sunday night, a 31-year-old woman from Faafu Atoll Nilandhoo died en route to Malé on a sea ambulance, while a pregnant woman gave birth waiting for the same ambulance. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has called on island councils to refrain from spreading false information on health services.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories