The Kuramathi Medical opened 6th March 2000, a joint venture between owning company Universal Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Maldives and the Martin Luther University Halle, Wittenberg, Germany.
One of the highlights in the Medical Centre is the hyperbaric or decompression chamber. Built according to technical standards (DIN), this chamber is used for the therapy of specific illnesses which can occur whilst diving, such as decompression sickness. This is the biggest available pressure chamber in the Maldives, housing 6 persons. The chamber is also available for HBO therapy of other illnesses or emergencies such as the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, non healing wounds etc.
The facility is also designed to handle all emergencies and is equipped with modern diagnostic devices for ECG, X-Ray, Microscope (ENT) Examination, ultrasound scanning, Doppler, defibrillator, spirometry and audiometry, and a small ward with two beds. Two German doctors are employed at the clinic; one of them is a specialist for diving accidents and emergency medicine, and the other, a general practitioner.
A nurse and a chamber operator support the doctors in their work. The clinic also looks after our team. Regular consulting hours are arranged daily where both doctors are available. Modern EDP and information technology support the work of team at the clinic. There is email or Internet technology available to consult colleagues in the case of difficult problems or to use medical databases.