- Maldivian Airlines to begin flights to China
- MDP calls to immediately cease politically motivated judicial actions against MDP
- Special task force created to combat gang activity
- Maldives doesn’t want to change Commonwealth Summit venue
- Suspects and victims of recent gang violence have criminal records- Police
- Adopting new perspective is the way forward for the education system: President
- DRP changed policies to close the door on Gayoom and Nasheed- Thasmeen
- New resort brand to open in the Maldives
- FRS rescues a child trapped inside a toilet and two children trapped inside a room
- Return of the Toddy Tapper at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
- ILO Country Director pays courtesy call on President Waheed
- Eight arrests made in Kumundhoo alleged of assaulting expatriate teacher
- Maldives opposes changing Commonwealth meeting venue from Sri Lanka
Thalassaemia Control Bill ratified
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today ratified the Thalassaemia Control Bill, which was passed by the People’s Majlis on 25 April. Following ratification, the bill has been published in the Government Gazette.
The Thalassaemia Control Act defines Thalassaemia as an inherited condition caused by faulty synthesis of haemoglobin.
The Act provides for the control of the rate of increase in Thalassaemia in the Maldives, and treatment for Thalassaemia patients, by the government.
Some of the objectives which the Act seeks to achieve include: – control of the rate of increase in Thalassaemia; establish a sustainable treatment system for Thalassaemia patients
- create public awareness about the condition.
A Thalassaemia and other Haemoglobinopathies Centre has been formed under the Act.