Pioneering private healthcare provider Nawaloka Hospitals celebrated International Women’s Day 2021 with their 2000+ female work forcewith a vibrant, engaging event at the hospital auditorium in Colombo.
The grand event held on the 9th March, 2021 saw the participation of widely-acclaimed and beloved Sri Lankan artists Sangeetha Weeraratne and Yashodha Wimaladharma, who addressed the audience. This was amplified bya lively, powerful session withaward-winning female entrepreneur, speaker and global Goodwill ambassador Nayomi Hadunnetti who looked to inspire and energize. Adding to the day’s narrative were Nawaloka Hospitals Chief Medical Officer Dr.Prasadika Gunasena and Chief Nursing Officer Surangani Jayasinghe. Further, all female staff at the hospital were felicitated with a rose and gift.
Also present at the event were Nawaloka Hopsitals Chairman Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa, Deputy Chairman Harshith Dharmadasa, Executive Directress Givanthi Dharmadasa, Executive Director Anisha Dharmadasa, and Executive Director and General Manager Prof. Lal Chandrasena.
“As mothers, daughters and wives themselves, our female staff have continued to prioritize patient care in a remarkable display of commitment all throughout the COVID-19′ pandemic.Therefore, we believe it is vital to appreciate and recognisethe immense contribution that our female work force has made during one of the toughest years the world has yet faced. They have bravely championed the front lines, not just the past year but every year before as well. These persevering powerhouses have helped shape Nawaloka’s healthcare practice into the exceptional service it is today and we’re hoping that they may inspire our younger generations to one day follow in their footsteps, to break stereotypes and push the boundaries of clinical excellence,” stated Nawaloka Hospitals Deputy Chairman Harshith Dharmadasa.
A proud equal opportunity employer, Nawaloka Hospitals has actioned numerous powerful initiatives to ensure that the hospital’s female staff can work in an environment most conducive for growth. The hospital’s nursing staff who carry out a 24 hour intensive operation to ensure only the finest clinical outcomes, are provided with comfortable female-only restrooms, hostel facilities, regular meals and transport. Paid maternity leave is mandatorily provided as per the Shop and Office Act, while work shifts are allocated after careful consideration of each individual staff member’s situation. Most importantly, Nawaloka Hospitals champions female staff members to senior management positions, providing consistent and invaluable training opportunities to enable growth both personally and professionally. The hospital is offering exclusive discounts of up to 30% to women during the month of March.