Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:35
For the benefit of almost two million Sri Lankans living overseas, Lanka Hospitals has joined hands with Sri Lanka’s leading and largest online shopping store, Kapruka.com to offer a unique way to care for their loved ones back home with a health voucher introduced on the kapruka.com website.
The vouchers offer denominations of Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 15,000 which can be utilised to set off bills following the hospitalisation of a patient and also health check vouchers in the range of Rs. 4,700, Rs. 9,000, Rs. 18,800 and Rs. 20,000 which can be gifted to your loved ones.
Kapruka’s Founder/Chief Executive Officer Dulith Herath speaking on the unique initiative said that this is the first time a leading hospital has come onboard to offer a voucher which can be used to set off a hospitalisation bill.
“Kapruka is pleased to welcome Lanka Hospitals onboard to jointly offer this unique gift of health service for the benefit of millions of Sri Lankans. Kapruka has always pioneered in offering various groundbreaking initiatives in its capacity as the largest e-commerce organisation in the country and we are very pleased to offer this health voucher jointly with Lanka Hospitals,” Herath said.
He noted that Kapruka has build partnerships with over 300 renowned brand names and offers quintessentially Sri Lankan products as well as imported items of the highest quality to its customers. “The extensive range of gifts available online combined with Kapruka’s impeccable professional standards has created a satisfied and loyal customer base since the website’s launch in 2002,” Herath added.
Speaking about this partnership the Head of Sales & Marketing of Lanka Hospitals Nilantha Rathnayaka said: “In today’s digital age businesses across all industries are actively promoting their products and services through e-commerce, realising the massive cost savings and greater convenience to customers that it offers. Overall, e-commerce has had a huge impact on the economies of countries thanks to its ability to generate financial returns from outside the state of export and has paved the way for many institutions to expand local and regional borders and compete in world markets. Through this partnership not only will we be able to promote our products to the international community but this also gives people living abroad the ability to buy any one of our medical products and gift it to a loved one in Sri Lanka. We are very proud to be the first Sri Lankan hospital to embrace the e-commerce age and have no doubt this partnership will be of great benefit to both locals and foreigners.”
Over the past decade, Lanka Hospitals has revolutionised the healthcare industry in Sri Lanka through infrastructure development and advancement of its’ products and services, through sizeable investments, with a view to deliver healthcare that is on par with global developments in medical technology. Lanka Hospitals, a 270-bed multispecialty tertiary care hospital offers state of the art equipment that is complemented by cutting edge technology and possesses a well-experienced and trained team. The hospital offers crucial emergency care, laboratory and testing services, pharmacy and other vital services round the clock for patients seeking urgent medical attention. The hospital is also equipped with a special heart centre, fertility clinic, kidney care centre, allergy clinic, nuclear medicine centre and cosmetic clinic.
Lanka Hospitals holds a track record of winning many accolades at both national and global level. Most recent being the Global Performance Excellence Award 2013 (GPEA) which is a ‘world class’ recognition awarded in the highest category to any organization on the Malcolm Baldrige Quality criteria. Lanka Hospitals was selected out of many organisations and by this accolade has sealed its place as not only a world class hospital but also as a hospital that showcases its aspiration to be the best in its service offerings. In addition, Lanka hospitals was the first hospital to be rated AA by Brand Finance in 2010, the only hospital in Sri Lanka to be awarded with an ISO 22000: 2005 certificate for Food Safety Management Systems, 5 out of 5 Crowns and rated excellent for meeting international standards in food quality and hygiene, the only hospital to be awarded the prestigious National Quality Award for the year 2012 after a span of 15 years, first hospital in Sri Lanka to be certified with the ISO: 15189 accreditation for Laboratory services, only hospital to be rated A+/P1 (Stable) by RAM Ratings for two consecutive years for financial stability and future outlook and to be awarded with the ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management systems in 2013 among many other achievements.
Kapruka.com currently offers over 10,000 items from cakes, to flower arrangements, jewellery, soft toys, perfumes and ornaments through its online shopping portal for the benefit of its customers who are mainly based outside Sri Lanka. In total, Kapruka offers over 30 different types of services to its clientele through its website and enjoys thousands visitors on a daily basis, from across various parts of the world.