Our thoughts are with everyone affected by today’s fire incident in Male’.
At this point in time Maldivian Medical Association would like to publicly issue an alert to avoid exposure to the smoke and fumes at the affected site. Such fumes are likely to be particularly harmful to people with pre-existing lung conditions (like Asthma, etc), the elderly and the very young.
The public are urged to take heed of the advise of MNDF Fire & Rescue and Maldives Police Service and avoid gathering near the site or areas affected by smoke and fumes.
Those living in the area are alerted to keep doors and windows closed and stay indoor to avoid exposure.
Following candidates have applied
President – Dr Abdulla Niyaf
Vice president – Dr Ali Shahid Mohamed / Dr Mohamed Shaheel
Executive Secretary – Dr Mohamed Shaneez Najmy
Deputy secretary – Dr Mohamed Rifshan Ismail
Treasurer – Dr Ahmed Zooshan
Spokes person – Dr Aishath Eleena
Scientific Secretary – Dr Ibrahim Shiham
Academic Secretary – Dr Ahmed Saeed / Dr Ahmed Rasheed
Health Promotion Coordinator – Dr Assad Shaheed / Dr Efa Abdul Ghafoor
Campaigning can begin from now till 2000 hrs, 3rd March 2016 (Thursday)
Election commission –
Mr Ahmed Affal
Mr Ali Zahir
Mr Abdulla Mumeet
Elections will be held on –
Date: 4th March 2016 (Friday)
Time: 2000 – 2200 hrs
AGM: 2200 hrs
Venue: ADK hall
The People’s Majlis Gawaaidhu Committee has passed the Tobacco Control Regulations to be enforced from 1st Jan 2013. MMA believes that this is a big step in trying to control tobacco related morbidities in the country, especially from second-hand smoking.
MMA would like to congratulate and thank all NGOs, media organizations, members of the Majlis and everyone who worked to get this regulation through the Majlis.
Towards a healthier nation.
We’ve just marked the World No Tobacco Day 2012. Prominent activities held included: printing and distribution of two Quit Smoking posters, a news supplement with every copy of Haveeru daily, coverage on Sun Online and an presentation for medical staff on Quit Campaign and The Laws relating to Tobacco regulation in Maldives and the challenges.
We’d like to thank Haveeru Daily, Sun Online & Mr Afaal for their special contributions.