FAQ’s
Q: What are the services that IMDC offers?

International Medical & Diagnostic Centre (IMDC) was established in 2008 and is a subsidiary of SIMDI Company Pvt Ltd

Q: Do the staff understand English?

We have full time trained interpreters who are well versed in Dhivehi & English. Many of our physicians are internationally trained and are usually fluent in English.

Q: Is it possible to visit IMDC and see the rooms and facilities?

Yes, a previsit to the IMDCl can be very reassuring. We are happy to show you around the facilities and introduce you to staff who can answer any questions you may have on your care. Just contact our Client Relations Manager

Q: Can I stay with my relative?

Under normal circumstances only patients staying in a private room can have a lodger.

Q: Do I have to make an appointment to see a specialist?

Under normal circumstances making an appointment to see a particular specialist is recommended but our Reception staff will do the best they can to fit you into a doctors schedule if an appointment has not been made. Clinics run from 09.00hrs to 13.30 hrs and 18.30hrs to 22.00hrs Saturday to Thursday.

Q: What are the benefits of a full body health check up?

Often with busy stressful lives we tend to neglect our health, which results in major health issues over time. Environmental factors, hereditary factors and bad habits have a harmful effect on our health and therefore it is essential to have an annual preventive health check up for an overall analysis of ones health. If you are concerned for your own health or the health of a loved one reserve a preventive health check up at the earliest.

Q: What are the OPD Facilities at IMDC?

OPD Facilities at IMDC include: 
               Medical consultation and treatment
               Medical Examination
               Injections
               Blood pressure check
               Sample collection (blood, urine, stool)
               First Aid Treatment

Q: Is the cost for treatments and services at IMDC affordable?

The charges approved and sanctioned by the Ministry of Health are not above those charged at other private hospitals and clinics in the Maldives. The aim of IMDC is to provide high quality superior services to the local community using up to date advanced technical equipment.

Q: Is cosmetic dentistry available at IMDC?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry under which appearance/smile enhancement procedures fall. IMDC provides treatment such as repair of broken teeth, whitening of discolored teeth, and replacement of missing teeth. IMDC will also offer the service of visiting consultant who will provide specialized treatment such as correction aligned teeth (crooked teeth) and also the newer trend such as smile makeover. Please speak with our highly qualified dentist for further information.

Q: Is scaling (cleaning) the teeth regularly harmful to the teeth?

Scaling is the general procedure by which all deposit and stains on the teeth are removed and the surface of the teeth and root are smoothened. It is advisable to do this regularly at least once a year. Deposits that form on the tooth surface cause harm to the gums, bleeding of gums, halitosis (bad breath) and loosening of teeth.

Q: What age should a child start visiting a dentist?

It is recommended that a child should start as early as when the deciduous (milk teeth) molars start erupting. This is generally as young as 2 or 3 years old.

Q: What do physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapists help people of all ages who have physical problems caused by illness, accidents or aging. They also work with stroke victims, children and people with mental health problems. An important part of a physiotherapist’s role involves understanding the cultural, physiological and social factors that affect their patients.

Q: Why would I need to see a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists provide a range of treatments that help people regain the use of their body after an injury or illness. It is also used to slow the progression of long term conditions and rehabilitation after surgery. Common areas in which physiotherapy is used are; care of the elderly, cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, neurological, orthopedic, pediatric, and woman’s health.

Q: What treatments does a physiotherapist give?

Physiotherapists take a holistic approach when treating patients (looking at the body as a whole rather than focusing on individual factors); some techniques include massage and manipulation, exercise and movement, and electrotherapy.

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