TheMaldives hosted a team of specialist doctors from India which conducted medical camps in the country. The team, which consisted of four doctors from the Indian Defense Forces, led by Col RK Thapar, was accompanied by an additional medical specialist and a paramedic from the Indian-built Senahiya military hospital in Male, held medical camps in the atolls of Kaafu, Alif Alif, Alif Dhaal and Vaavu from June 15 to 20.
The doctors had specialties in internal medicine, dermatology, dental diseases, pediatrics and surgery. They consulted patients in regional health centers and performed minor operative procedures. The conduct of regular medical camps is a major initiative in defense cooperation between the Maldives and India. During the last camp held in January 2014, the Indian medical team examined more than 2,000 patients.