Nawaloka Hospitals marks 37th year at the pinnacle of the private healthcare sector

Sri Lanka’s foremost private healthcare provider, Nawaloka Hospitals, recently celebrated its 37-year legacy at the pinnacle of the Sri Lankan healthcare sector, with a rejuvenated, highly-advanced portfolio of healthcare services to benefit both local and international patients.

The pioneering private healthcare provider marked the occasion with a series of events to mark the occasion on the 20thand 21stof September, 2022.

The anniversary celebrations commenced with the unveiling of Nawaloka Hospital’s premium primary care unit, ‘Serene Center’ with an elevated, brand new look to better cater to the comfort and convenience of its patients, along with a new radiology unit in the same building – helping the hospital to meet a diverse array of patient requirements under one roof. The launch was attended by Nawaloka Hospitals Chairman, Dr Jayantha Dharmadasa, Deputy Chairman Anisha Dharmadasa and the company’s Board of Directors.

This was followed by the Annual capping ceremony of over 38 student nursesgraduating from the Hospital’s very own Nurses Training School – joined by their parents.The yearly graduation demonstrates the care and commitment Nawaloka Hospitals invests in improving the standards of healthcare expertise through both its staff force and infrastructure to ensure only the best clinical outcomes for its patients. Thecelebrations further continued by awarding over 15 staff members at hospital in recognition of their 25+ years of dedicated service to the hospital.

Throughout the day, Nawaloka Hospital also hosted a medical camp and various other promotions at the hospital, where the first 100 patients were gifted with totally free consultations. On the 21st of September, the hospital hosted another medical camp particularlyfor thebenefit of its employees. The Hospital also intends to host a special inter-department cricket tournament on the 2nd of October.

“Our journey of healing began in Colombo with the launch of the country’s first private hospital to offer tertiary care services. Over the years, Nawaloka has earned international recognition for its highly skilled medical talent and world-class infrastructure that enable it to deliver clinical outcomes that compare with the best institutions in the world at an affordable cost. Our unwavering commitment to patients has been the reason behind the group’s success,” Nawaloka Hospitals, Chairman, Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa stated.

Founded by Deshamanya H. K. Dharmadasa in 1985, Nawaloka Hospitals was built around a simple but powerful ethos: ‘Arogya Parama Laabha’ (Good health is supreme wealth). Deshamanya Dharmadasa was determined to create a legacy that would share such supreme wealth with as many Sri Lankans as possible for generations to come. 

Established as the first fully-fledged private healthcare provider in Sri Lanka to offer tertiary healthcare solutions, Nawaloka Hospitals was founded at a time when the healthcare space in the country was dominated by the state service. The hospital offered an affordable alternative to those who had previously been left to seek specialised treatment outside the country, and eventually expand this offering to all Sri Lankans. 

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