Expanding its reach across Sri Lanka, the country’s largest and fastest-growing primary care chain Medihelp Hospitals, recently commenced operations at its latest branch in Athurugiriya.
The ceremonial opening was held on 4th September 2022, and was attended bythe Board of Directors and top management of Medihelp Hospitals, including Chairman M rLesley Wijesiriwardana, Director of Laboratories Mrs Sunanda Wijesiriwardana, Medical Director Dr Charitha Wijesiriwardana, Executive Director Mr Chandika Wijesiriwardana, Chief Operating Officer Mr Nishantha Jayamanne, along witha host of distinguished invitees and members of staff.
The state-of-the-art facility houses a fully-fitted OPD, five-bedded ETU, laboratory, pharmacy, and dental clinic as well as facilities and equipment to accommodatex-rays, US Scans, Echocardiography, physiotherapy, optometry services, andspecialist consultationsmade complete with spacious, modern waiting areas and car park. Patients are in the care of a highly competent team of qualified and experienced doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff, who are geared with the latest equipment to ultimately provide unparalleled levels of healthcare to all.
Commenting on the launch, Medihelp Hospitals ChairmanLeslie Wijesiriwardana stated, “I am extremely humbled to witness the immense growth of the Medihelp brand over the past 37 years. What my wife Mrs Sunanda Wijesiriwardana and I started as a small medical diagnostic lab in Horana has expanded exponentially to be able to serve thousands of Sri Lankans with high-quality, affordable healthcare in the most convenient way possible. This is the vision we set out to achieve and we will continue along this winning trajectory as we set in motion our plans to further expand in the near future.”
Continuing on the same note, Medihelp Hospitals Medical Director DrCharithaWijesiriwardana said,“We are extremelyproud to witness the growth and evolution ofthe Medihelp Hospitals chain over the years, and also of the significant contribution it has made to the State’s healthcare sector. Our new branch inAthurugiriya marks yet another momentous milestone in that journey. While we are thrilled to expand our footprint rapidly with regard to geographic presence, our focus will always be heavy on regularly vetting and improving the clinical outcomes and safety standards for all our patients as it is every Sri Lankan’s right to have access to quality healthcare. Medihelp Hospitals willcontinue introducing only the best clinical practices and take caution to always adhere to national health guidelines, best clinical practices and protocols as we journey on.”
Medihelp Hospitals Chief Operating Officer Nishantha Jayamannestated,“Athurugiriya is a central town in the Western Province. However,there was a massive void in the region’s healthcare ecosystem, where residents often had to travel to Colombo City to access the most important healthcare services they require. Particularly, inthe current challenging macroeconomic environment, it is vital that patients in Sri Lanka have access to quality healthcare they require conveniently and quickly. This is the vacuum we are looking to fill with our new branch, – offering a gamut of top-notch healthcare services under one roof.”