Home / Healthcare / Lanka Hospitals pioneers platform for medical knowledge sharing

Lanka Hospitals pioneers platform for medical knowledge sharing


Comments / 483 Views / Friday, 30 December 2016 00:51


For the first time in the private healthcare industry in Sri Lanka, Lanka Hospitals hosted ‘Clinical Sessions 2016’ a forum created for medical professionals to share and upgrade knowledge, develop a learning culture and maintain continuous education among the medical fraternity in the country. 

5

Renowned consultants took part in convening discussions on specific medical specialties

The internationally recognised and nationally benchmarked Lanka Hospitals PLC organised this platform in order to establish quality medical care to all local and international patients seeking treatment in Sri Lankan healthcare entities. 

The inaugural Lanka Hospitals’ Clinical Sessions that was held recently at its 10th floor auditorium comprised well known consultant doctors and consultant surgeons of all medical specialties, medical officers, nurses and healthcare employees of private and government healthcare entities/hospitals such as Nawaloka Hospitals, Asiri Central Hospital, Durdans Hospital, Hemas Hospital (Wattala), Ninewells Hospital, Dr. Nevil Fernando Hospital, Sri Jayawardenpura Hospital, Browns Hospital, New Delmon Hospital, Police and Army hospitals and Centre for Diabetes and Endocrynology and Western Infirmary.

6

Organising Committee of Lanka Hospitals Clinical Sessions 2016

“As Sri Lankan medical professionals living in a globalised world where medical technology is rapidly evolving, we at Lanka Hospitals recognised the timely intervention to bring together the clinical fraternity where knowledge can be exchanged and uplifted for the ultimate benefit of the patients we all serve. Although there are many such activities carried out by the government medical authorities, this is the first time in Sri Lanka that a private healthcare entity stepped in with an effort to elevate service quality and patient care as a public service,” stated Lanka Hospitals Director Medical Service Dr. Erasha Fernando.

7

The clinical sessions was an interesting mix of lectures, presentations and interactive sessions categorised under three separate symposia throughout the day, chaired by individual panels of medical experts. Clifford Richards, well known compere/ singer delivered his thoughts in a non-medical perspective under the theme “Patients’ expectations from private healthcare entities in Sri Lanka”.Lanka Hospitals hopes that through initiatives like the clinical sessions, the standards of medical care available across the country will improve considerably over time and Sri Lanka will be seen as a medical destination of repute internationally as well.  


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Restoring ‘Economic Democracy’: Is it an elusive goal?

27 February 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena Promised delivery of economic democracy to people One of the pledges made by the present Government in its election manifesto titled ‘The Five Point Plan for creating a new country in 60 mont...


Signifying ‘Sigmoid’ for Sri Lankans

27 February 2017

Being proactive is becoming a rarity. Protests for rights have become a regular occurrence. Conducting post-mortems after a tragedy is not something uncommon to us. All of the above point to the need for a fresh approach towards survival and succe...


Shipping industry fails to reduce carbon emissions

27 February 2017

Shipping industry fails to reduce carbon emissions If the container shipping industry fails to proactively act on reducing carbon emissions, national and regional regulation will likely impose a heavy burden on shipping companies, an internation...


Ting, Ting!: Alarm bells for the economy, jingle bells for the banks!

24 February 2017

Even after discounting for political rhetoric (on all sides), economists are convinced that our economy is in a critical stage. This course is the culmination effect of how the economy has been managed over the last few decades. At the sa...


Columnists More