Hemas Hospital launches special health scheme for state sector employees

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Marking another important milestone in its commitment towards the well being of the community, Hemas Hospital is offering a special low cost health screening package for state sector employees.

They are now able to screen and identify a number of common health problems at an affordable price.

The package titled ‘Suwasavi’ was recently launched at Hemas Hospital, Wattala when employees from a number of government institutions in the Gampaha district participated at the inaugural session.

The package is designed to screen and identify high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart and urinary problems, among other common health concerns.

“The package also offers the opportunity to meet a doctor to evaluate the medical history and to identify risk factors,” Dr. Samanthi de Silva, Head of Medical Services at Hemas Hospital said. “He or she can undergo a complete physical examination by a doctor who would explain the findings of the checkup with recommendations and medications if required.”

The state employees have to pay only Rs. 500 for the ‘Suwasavi’ package. They can walk into the ‘Suwasatha Piyasa’, the health-check unit of Hemas Hospital and undergo the check up.   

Dr. De Silva added that this is the first time that a private sector hospital is offering a comprehensive health screening package at an affordable price for the government sector employees.

 “We are confident that this will help build an efficient government service through a healthier work force”, she said.

Hemas Hospitals is a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with a focus on five key sectors - FMCG, Healthcare, Transportation, Leisure and Power generation.