Resort Medical Clinic
We understand that it can be a little daunting travelling to a remote location with young children, elderly relatives or pre-existing conditions. To help allay concerns, our Resort Clinic, run by Dr. Manik K. Lama, offers round-the-clock assistance in a full range of medical services. ECFMG and HIPAA certified (USA), Dr. Manik also holds a specialist qualification in ‘Basic and Advanced Medical Officers Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine’ (AUS).
On-site services include wound dressing, nebulisation, IV infusion, oxygen inhalation, blood sugar testing, injection administration, ECG and incision and drainage. Please contact us directly should you have any specific concerns or require assistance planning a trip for an individual with particular medical needs.
Tropical–Related Skin Irritations
Landaa Giraavaru is left as close to its natural state as Resort operations permit. As such, the island’s wildlife may on occasion extend to a few mosquitoes (usually after the rains) as well as seasonal drifts of oceanic plankton, which can cause minor irritation to exposed skin. During certain periods, contact with seasonal caterpillars can trigger short-lived dermatological symptoms.
While we implement an environmentally responsible mosquito control programme (involving the identification and eradication of mosquito-breeding sites), we are occasionally required to undertake precautionary early morning fogging, particularly during the wet season. The fog is not harmful to humans but the process may result in minor noise disturbance and, in rare cases, minor short term skin irritation.
The Resort Clinic provides useful information on what you might encounter and how to limit exposure, as well as treating any mild discomfort as a result of bites and stings. For more information or in the event of contact with mosquitoes, plankton or caterpillars, please contact the Resort Clinic.