Providing quality healthcare for all; in the past most
Maldivians have not had any insurance plan to pay for their
medical expenses. This has created a heavy burden for the
government and resulted in an out of control welfare situation.
Therefore, the government plans to introduce and implement
a basic health insurance scheme accessible to all citizens. The mission of the new government is to “provide affordable,
accessible and quality health care for all” as a human
right by establishing internationally accepted standards
of health care, by improving the quality of health services;
establishing better referral systems and high quality regional
health centres; assuring health care training opportunities to
Maldivians; reducing the costs of health care; setting up an
inclusive social health insurance system; and encouraging
private sector participation in health.