From left: Nawaloka Hospitals Deputy Chairman Harshith Dharmadasa, Consultant Physician Prof. Arjuna De Silva, and Nawaloka Hospitals Executive Director and General Manager Prof. Lal Chandrasena
In a bid to expand and fortify its exceptional diagnostic capabilities in the country, Sri Lanka’s leading private healthcare provider Nawaloka Hospitals recently unveiled a brand new, state-of-the-art addition to its well-regarded chain of medical laboratories, in the heart of Ragama. The mini-laboratory was declared open by Nawaloka Hospitals Deputy Chairman Harshith Dharmadasa.
Well-equipped to facilitate over 100+ specialised tests in haematology and biochemistry, the mini-lab aims to service the Ragama Teaching Hospital and the many private hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and medical centres in Ragama. Operated by a team of highly-skilled medical professionals and technicians under the supervision of a Lab Consultant, Nawaloka Hospitals’ latest venture brings affordable, convenient and reliable complex diagnostic solutions to patients in this locale, fulfilling a growing need in the region.
Trusted over generations of Sri Lankans, the new facility has proactively instigated strict protocol at its point of operation. The lab’s COVID-19 protocol is founded upon recommended best practices deployed by both the Ministry of Health (MOH) and World Health Organization (WHO), in a concerted attempt to ensure the safety of both employees and patients within its premises. This includes regular disinfection procedures, strict compliance to preventative measures, and a thorough triage check upon entry, amongst others.
“Sri Lanka is presently engaged in the most important battle that we have had to fight in recent times, and this has increased the country’s need for immediate, accurate and convenient diagnostic solutions. With the launch of our new mini-lab in Ragama, we are expanding our breadth of services and geographic reach to equip medical personnel whilst optimising efficiency and accuracy to the benefit of patients who have placed their trust in us during this time,” Nawaloka Hospitals Chairman Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa commented.
The new facility in Ragama is expected to cater to over 150 medical centres spread within the territory. With the whole new portfolio of facilities that go beyond just simple blood tests, the facility aims to maximise efficiency and volume of testing while cutting down turnaround times and minimising pre-analytical errors.
“We are at a unique advantage of offering the most reliable diagnostic solutions due to the strength and high logistical proficiency of our network of labs and medical centres strategically placed around the country. As a leader in the private healthcare sector, the highly-skilled team at Nawaloka Hospitals remains deeply committed to equip medical personnel with comprehensive and state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities,” he went on to remark.
Nawaloka’s chain of labs is founded upon the ethos of affordable, convenient healthcare accessible to patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds, asserting its motto of ‘Committed towards a healthy nation.’ Its network of labs serve more than 3,000 doctors on a national scale and operates round the clock; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to offer over 1,200 tests using the latest global advancements in medical technology. It has continuously performed over two million tests a year, with every test conforming to international quality benchmarks, at affordable prices for all Sri Lankans.