Lanka Hospitals to set up modern laboratory
Lanka Hospitals will invest Rs. 850 million to build a
state-of-the-art laboratory this year, said Lanka Hospital, CEO Lakith
He was speaking after the hospital won the Sri Lanka National Quality
Award conducted by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI).
The Lanka Hospital
He said that the new laboratory which will be built on a 10,000
square feet floor area will provide diagnostic tests for patients in
Jaffna, Galle, Anuradhapura and other regions in the country.
"We will introduce around 500 new tests with the completion of the
laboratory," Peiris said.
Lanka Hospitals currently has 242 beds and plans are afoot to add
around 62 beds within the next two months.
Peiris said that the hospital presently has full occupancy and added
that it provides services at an affordable price.
Of the people who come to Sri Lanka for medical treatment from the
Maldives, around 30 percent come to Lanka Hospitals.
"We are proud about our achievement and we hope to constantly upgrade
our service standards and be the leading hospital in the country," he
Lanka Hospitals, Director, Medical Services, Dr. Wimal Karandagoda
said that the culture, monitoring substance, collection and analysis of
data for over three years enabled the hospital to focus on improvement
of service standards.
"It is the team work and professional services with modern technology
that enabled us to win the coveted award," he said.
Lanka Hospitals follows the 5S system, productivity maintenance, 360
degree appraisals and knowledge management procedures.
SLSI Director General and CEO, Dr. Lalith Senaweera said that
healthcare is a new area in quality standard certification and added
that the achievement of Lanka Hospitals will encourage other healthcare
providers to follow suit and enhance service standards. "Operational and
management aspects are a vital area to achieve quality excellence.
Continuous training and enhancement of services are prerequisites to
achieve standards," Dr. Senaweera said.