Soneva donated $27,000 worth of medical supplies to medical centres in Baa and Noonu atolls today, to support local health facilities that have faced extra strain due to the pandemic.
The medical equipment, which Soneva purchased and shipped from abroad, was handed over to local health providers at Baa. Eydhafishi and Noonu Manadhoo, during a small ceremony on Zoom.
Health Minister Ahmed Naseem and Soneva CEO Sonu Shivdasani participated in the ceremony, alongside officials from Health Ministry, Baa Atoll Hospital, Noonu Atoll Hospital as well as local council representatives from Baa and Noono atoll.
We are thankful to Soneva for this generous donation, which would contribute towards our goal of upgrading the health services provided to our communities.Minister of Health Ahmed Naseem
The equipment includes; medical tools required to kit out baby delivery rooms, dressing rooms, consultation rooms. And also hospital wards in Baa and Noonu atoll’s hospitals and medical centres.
Sonu Shivdasani said “One of our core principles is about supporting local communities where we conduct business. As such, we are really happy to support the hospitals and medical centres in Baa and Noonu atoll.”
In June, Soneva, alongside Velaa resort, paid for a COVID-19 testing lab at Noonu, Maarfaru airport. This provided quick coronavirus tests for tourists and local people alike.
Founded in 1995, the luxury resort operator is synonymous with ‘intelligent luxury’. Soneva stands renowned for crafting rare and authentic experiences for guests while pioneering sustainability across every level of its operations.
Soneva Fushi was followed by the launch of Soneva Kiri on Thailand’s fourth-largest island, Koh Kood, in 2009. Soneva in Aqua, a 23-metre ultra-luxury yacht concept, set sail in the Maldives for the first time in 2015. And then, Soneva Jani, located in the Maldives’ idyllic Noonu Atoll opened its doors to guests in 2016.