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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 Peiris.

He was speaking after the hospital won the Sri Lanka National Quality Award conducted by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI).

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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 said.

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.

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