On an accelerating trajectory to expand its reach across Sri Lanka, the country’s largest and fastest-growing primary care chain Medihelp Hospitals, recently introduced a brand new hospital in Bandaragama.
The ceremonial opening was held on 2nd October 2022, and was attended by the Board of Directors of the hospital group and dignitaries, including Chairman Mr Lesley Wijesiriwardana, Director of Laboratories Mrs Sunanda Wijesiriwardana, Director Private Health Sector Development Ministry of Health and Secretary PHSRC Dr. Dhammika Alahapperuma, Regional Director of Health Services Kalutara District Dr. U I Ratnayake, Medical Director Medihepl Hospitals Dr Charitha Wijesiriwardana, Executive Director Medihelp Hospitals Mr. Chandika Wijesiriwardana, Chief Operating Officer Medihelp Hospitals Mr. Nishantha Jayamanne, along with a host of distinguished invitees and members of staff.
The state-of-the-art hospital houses a fully-fitted OPD, five-bedded ETU, laboratory, pharmacy, and dental clinic as well as facilities and equipment to accommodate digital X-rays, US scans, echocardiography, physiotherapy, optometry services, and specialist consultations made 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 Chairman Lesley Wijesiriwardana stated, “I am extremely pleased to witness the immense growth of the little seed I planted several decades ago with the support of my wife Mrs Sunanda Wijesiriwardana, which is now large enough to touch and heal so many lives across the country. From its inception, the Medihelp Brand focused on offering only the best care and service to our patients without compromising on quality and service. It was the power of these simple values that we inculcated in the Medihelp team that has paved way for the chain to grow into the respected and trusted healthcare brand it is today, capable of serving thousands of Sri Lankans with high-quality, affordable healthcare in the most convenient way possible.”
Continuing on the same note, Medihelp Hospitals Executive Director Chandika Wijesiriwardana said, “A high quality healthcare facility has been a long-felt need for the residents in Bandaragama and we are happy to cater to this need with a purpose-built facility, equipped with the latest technology to cover a gamut of healthcare requirements. It has been a joy to be a part of the steady growth and evolution of the Medihelp Hospitals chain over the years and to witness the significant contribution it has made to the people of Sri Lanka as well as the entire healthcare sector.”
Medihelp Hospitals Chief Operating Officer Nishantha Jayamanne stated, “This new investment at Bandaragama is a clear depiction of Medihelp Hospitals’ boldness in expanding its geographical footprint into towns that lack advanced healthcare facilities, by going against the private health sector’s norm of concentrating their investments around towns with large state hospitals. Our unique patient-centric value proposition has given us an edge to succeed even in peripheral towns like Bandaragama, while offering a gamut of top-notch healthcare services under one roof.”
Medihelp Hospitals offer its patients access to a network of over 300 specialists in general medicine, endocrinology and diabetics, gynaecology and obstetrics, oncology, ENT, cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, general surgery, neurology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, gastroenterology, urology, dermatology and cosmetic care, nephrology and ophthalmology. The hospital also integrates numerous digital tools into its portfolio for the convenience of its patients; offering a Live Tracking Facility to enable patients to track the progress of their appointments to ensure that they do not waste time at the hospital, while waiting for their consultant.
Further, its purpose-built facilities include ample parking, spacious lobbies with comfortable seating areas and options to book appointments over the phone, which are all facilities equivalent to or better than other city-centric hospitals.