Private hospitals’ association to discuss post-COVID recovery of healthcare sector

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  • Seminar today at Lanka Hospitals Auditorium will place special attention on economic recovery of small and medium level hospitals

The Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes (APHNH), the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) will be hosting a seminar on ‘Post-COVID Economic Recovery of the Private Health Sector’ today (25 July). 

The session, hosted at the Lanka Hospitals Auditorium, will place a selective focus on the economic recovery of small and medium level hospitals. 

This seminar aims to address the challenges faced by the private healthcare industry, in an attempt to support and strengthen response and recovery. Key sessions include discussions on post-COVID business recovery strategies; financial facilities for COVID-19 affected businesses; and, using technology to drive business. The seminar will bring together a host of experts including Hemas Group of Hospitals Finance Director Portia Jayamaha, PwC Sri Lanka Mergers and Acquisition Manager Abhishek Kalupathirana, Commercial Bank SME Manager Dilshan Fernando, and IT BPM CEO and Board Director Imran Furkan. 

While the pandemic placed unique demands on Sri Lanka’s health system at large, it posed acute stress particularly on small and medium-sized healthcare providers, including small hospitals, nursing homes and labs and others. 

“This is a challenging time for many SME private healthcare providers, and undoubtedly, a learning curve for all of us in the healthcare sector. We are certain that this seminar will stimulate discussion, learning, and action required to assist the recovery of the sector. We also hope that this effort will lend a contribution towards strengthening the resiliency of the sector, particularly small and medium healthcare providers”, noted APHNH President Dr. Lakith Peiris.

This seminar is open to all Private Health Regulatory Council (PHSRC) registered private hospitals, both members and non-members of APHNH. Those who wish to participate can register by contacting APHNH Secretary Dr. Sunil Ratnapreya (Email: [email protected] | Phone: 0773497515) with their name, contact details, position and name of relevant medical institution.