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Browns Hospitals signs MoU with NITF to provide members access to SL’s premier healthcare services


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From left: Browns Hospitals Coordinator Anoji Munasinha, Browns Hospitals Head of Finance Niroshan Prasanna, Browns Hospitals Chief Operating Officer Charitha Jayasingha, NITF Chief Executive Officer Sanath C. De Silva, NITF Manager (Claims) Anura Samarakoon, NITF Management Assistant (Legal) Dilani Wickramanayaka 

 

Brown Hospitals, a fast growing healthcare service provider, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF). The agreement will give the NITF’s 2.5 million members and their families access to Browns Hospitals’ state-of-the-art facilities and services at a concessionary rate. The MoU was signed by NITF Chief Executive Officer Sanath C. De Silva and Browns Hospitals Chief Operating Officer Charitha Jayasingha.

“As the cost of everything continues to rise the barrier to quality healthcare increases as well,” said Sanath De Silva. “But partnerships like this help curtail those costs and give everyone equal access to a high standard of care that may help extend their lives and give peace of mind to their loved ones. That is why we are glad that Browns Hospitals has chosen to come on board as a partner. Their patient-centric approach to healthcare and investment in the latest technologies have made them a highly reputable name in the industry in a very short time.”

Commenting on this new partnership Charitha Jayasingha said, “As one of Sri Lanka’s premier healthcare providers we see it as important for the development of our nation that everyone has easy access to world class healthcare solutions. We believe that this partnership with the National Insurance Trust Fund takes us a step closer to that goal. Andin the years to come we look forward to growing this partnership further for the benefit of our nation.”

With the mission to participate in the social and the economic development of Sri Lanka, the National Insurance Trust Fund was established in 2006 as a statutory body to offer a unique benefit scheme and provide protection to all segments of the general insurance industry. The NITF ushered in a new era for the local insurance industry by serving all government servants through their ‘Agrahara’ medical insurance scheme. Today, the NITF has adopted new technology that is designed to make people and organisations more knowledgeable, efficient and profitable. 

Browns Hospitals, a fully-fledged 70 bed hospital in Ragama, is a subsidiary of local conglomerate Browns Group. The multi-specialty hospital is equipped with the latest technology in medical diagnostics comprising of a modern endoscopy unit; ultrasound scanning; CT and MRI scanning; and advanced medical and surgical therapeutic technology. It is the first in a chain of secondary care general hospitals and diagnostic centres which are dedicated to provide high quality and personalised care to every patient through a comprehensive and integrated clinical practice.

Browns Hospitals has a high profile medical team of well qualified and recognised visiting consultants in all specialties and in-house doctors along with a qualified nursing staff with both private and state sector experience. It is also the first and only hospital to receive ISO 9001:2015 certification from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute for Healthcare. As a testament to its steadfast commitment to excellence Browns Hospitals was recently recognised with the merit award in healthcare related services at the National Business Excellence Awards 2018.

 


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