The Fortress, Balumgala partners oDoc to offer guests access to private medicare during stay

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The Fortress, Balumgala


The Fortress, Balumgala – Kadugannawa’s first luxury boutique villa – has partnered with oDoc to offer guests of the luxury boutique villa access to over 450 medical professionals during their stay. 

The oDoc app initially launched as a technology platform that allowed businesses to grant their employees unlimited access to high-quality remote healthcare, at the push of a button. The partnership with Rome Hotels & Resorts now aims to offer guests the same access to Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) registered doctors and healthcare professionals for video consultation and audio consultation through their smartphone.

Rome Hotels & Resorts Director K. Sumithrarachchi speaking on the implementation of the oDoc app throughout the properties, said: “Given recent unprecedented times, it is of paramount importance that we take care of our guest health and safety. Whilst we are in accordance with international standards for COVID-19 safety, as well as local Government regulations, we understand how important it is to provide guests with efficient and easily accessible, medical services, thus the partnership with oDoc. 

Through the addition of such measures, we continue to build and uplift the trust placed in Sri Lanka’s travel and tourism, whilst hoping that other hotels too will come aboard with such initiatives.”

The Management of Rome Hotels & Resorts has been working closely with industry officials in the implementation of strict COVID-19 protocols at their properties, whilst innovating to ensure a safer, yet fulfilling guest experience.

oDoc Chairman and CEO Heshan Fernando noted: “The oDoc application, which is available on both iOS and Android, allows users to have access to high-quality care without the hassle of traffic, waiting rooms and queues. We are pleased to partner with Rome Hotels & Resorts to offer this service at their owned and managed properties, island-wide.”

Kadugannawa – the gateway town to the central highlands and Sri Lanka’s sacred city, Kandy – is fast gaining popularity amongst local and international travellers for its proximity to adventure and tourism experiences such as Alagalla (mountain trek), Ihala Kotte Tunnel and the Nelligala temple (South Asia’s highest temple).