28 October 2019

Ruhunu Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd, which is spearheading the task of transforming Galle into a centre for excellence in neurosurgery and neurosciences in Sri Lanka, makes yet another meaningful intervention in its healthcare services by linking up with the President’s Fund to facilitate financial assistance for spinal code compressions and brain surgeries.

Accordingly, the patients seeking medical care on above categories will be entitled to access grants from the Fund following a recommendation by a specialist consultant.

In the last 25 years, Ruhunu Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd had embarked on various undertakings in line with its ambitious vision to make the Southern region a hub of world class health services through expansions in its medical/ clinical services.

The establishment of a state-of-the-art Neurosurgery Center, Brain & Spine Unit has made Ruhunu Hospital the only private hospital outside of Colombo to have a Neuro Microscope with the capacity to provide treatment for those diagnosed with various neurological health challenges. Other key initiatives launched thus far include, setting up of the first and the only ISO accredited Medical Laboratory in Galle and launching of technology backed medical services. Meanwhile the hospital’s extensive network of medical centres spanning across Udugama, Baddegama, Neluwa, Tangalle and Aluthgama provide preliminary medical services and laboratory services for the patients.

Ruhunu Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd is also gearing up to launch its new wing in the first quarter of 2020. This 9-storied, state of the art unit will comprising two Operating Theatres, 40+ inward rooms including two ultra-luxury suites and 50+ channel rooms as well as enhanced medical services on Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Cancer, Dialysis, Radiology (MRI) and Fertility Treatment on top of that in the coming years.

Meanwhile the Co-CEO of Ruhunu Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd Raveen Wickramasinghe and Janith Liyanage said; “Getting overseas medical treatment for brain and spinal code is relatively costly. Majority of the people do not have the financial means to bear the expenses related to these type of treatment. We are extremely pleased that this new development has further strengthened our position as a strategic health service provider committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Sri Lankans. This is a great value addition to the medical care we have been offering thus far as we are now making these critical health care services accessible for everyone in Sri Lanka.”

Elaborating further, the Co-CEOs added that the link up with the President’s Fund to expand the service offerings has several advantages on multiple levels. “There is a waiting list for critical care. Hence this will bridge the gap of receiving best medical care for critical illnesses immediately for an affordable cost without staying in the waiting list. People do not have money to come to the private sector for top medical care. We are attracting Sri Lankans from all parts of the country concentrating on domestic medical tourism for neurosurgery. Additionally, there will be an eco-system built around this medical facility when people from other parts of the country travel to the area for treatment paving the way for a boost in the local economy,” he added.