The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Singapore Dialysis Medical Group (Private) Limited, to develop and operate a specialized hospital for kidney dialysis. The project with an estimated investment value of US$ 1.5 million will be located in Kohuwala and create employment opportunities for 30 local and seven foreign staff.
The agreement was signed by Chairman of the BOI Dr Lakshman Jayaweera. The Certification of Registrations was formally presented by Minister of Investment Promotion Lakshman YapaAbeywardena to Manager – Sri Lanka Operations Arden Clements, and Operations Manager (Sri Lanka) of Singapore Dialysis Medical group (Pvt) Ltd. Prasad Denipitiya.
The Singapore Dialysis Medical Group hospital will provide modern and high standard healthcare service in Sri Lanka for dialysis patients. The central facilities will introduce leading technologies, employing the services of highly experienced international and local professionals.
The hospital will mainly treat Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which is a disease that damages the kidneys. The center will provide Hemodialysis, one of two forms of dialysis and commonly known as blood dialysis.
The treatment involves clearing toxins and water from the blood of the patient. It is generally recommended that most patients can be reach the optimal clearance levels by following dialysis three times a week, with each session taking four to five hours.
The Company’s philosophy is to provide the most convenient and reliable services in Sri Lanka, by providing the highest quality of care and ensuring the best possible treatment outcomes for the patients.
There is a strong emphasis on comfort and privacy as each patient will be provided with a luxury chair. A patient may wish to sleep or use the entertainment system. All necessary pathology testing and medication management will be conducted by the Hospital in consultation with renal specialists and will be complimented by provided counseling by staff of the Hospital to the patients and their families.
Patients will also benefit from world-class emergency ambulance coverage in Colombo via membership of Falck, a modern ambulance service. Hence this project is of great importance since it will strengthen capacity and quality of Sri Lanka’s medical services.