About Us

Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital (URH) was constructed with the free aid of International Human Assistance Programs (IHAP) under their Integrated Rural Development Project which was carried out in R. Atoll. This hospital was officially opened by the former president his Excellency Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom on 7th April 1984.

Now URH is enhanced in terms of space and services we provide. Machineries used at the beginning are replaced by the newly equipped modern machineries and well qualified employees are at work to make sure the quality of the services.

The development we achieved throughout the history of the hospital is due to enormous commitment by the IHAP and the Government of Maldives. For that we highly appreciate IHAP and Maldivian government. Since 4th January 2013, all the services we provide from the current building is on progress to transfer to the Diagnostic Building to construct the new 32 bed-building at the location of the old building. We apologize for any inconvenience that may face by the customers during this transitional period and we are thankful for your support and patience.

Maalhosmadulu atoll is situated in the West of the Maldives, 71 miles from Male, the capital of Maldives. Geographically lies on N 5° 19′ 40.3554″ and E 73° 16′ 35.53″. Maalhosmadulu atoll is divided by Southern Maalhosmadulu (Baa) atoll and Northern Maalhosmadulu (Raa) atoll. The population of Baa atoll is 12,633 and the population of Raa atoll is 22,732. Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll comprises 15 inhabited islands. Ungoofaaru is the capital of the Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll and the population of this island is 1512.

Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital

Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital provides curative services at the secondary level to the people of Raa. Region and preventive health programs through public health unit and contributes to the supervision of inter atoll health services. In Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital there are 116 staffs including specialists, medical officers, registered nurses and other medical and administrative staffs. Available services are providing adequate secondary level care including obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric care, internal medicine, dental care, surgery, physiotherapy, orthopedic, ophthalmology, X-ray, ultra sound scanning and some major operations. In addition, the hospital also provides emergency services including sea and land ambulance services, common laboratory diagnostic facilities including microbiology.

The preventive health services are fall into two broad areas, namely health promotion and disease control and surveillance. The programs conducting by the public health unit includes EPI program, growth monitoring, school health, food safety and reproductive health including Family planning and counseling services.

Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital is the largest hospital in the Northern Province and was constructed with the free aid of International Human Assistance Programs (IHAP) under their Integrated Rural Development Project which was carried out in R. Atoll. This hospital was officially opened by the former president his Excellency Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom on 7th April 1984.

Now URH is enhanced in terms of space and services we provide. Machineries used at the beginning are replaced by the newly equipped modern machineries and well qualified employees are at work to make sure the quality of the services. Though the equipments and machineries are replacing time to time, the building and other infrastructures are the same as at the beginning. Since Ungoofaaru regional Hospital is the largest hospital in this region; the management and staff of this hospital strongly believes that it is our responsibility and commitment towards the public to provide best services to the public. So we are looking forward; for new buildings and modern equipments to improve our quality of service in this region.

Updated on 2013