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Asiri Hospitals Group launches medical tourism initiative

Sep 12, 2011 2:44:54 PM - www.ft.lk

Asiri Hospitals Group, Sri Lanka, yesterday announced the commencement of its much awaited Medical Tourism initiative with immediate effect. This initiative is consistent with the Group’s growth strategy and country’s Tourism plans.
 Towards this end the Asiri Hospitals Group, largest Sri Lankan hospital operator, a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings Plc has invested US$ 50 million in a new state of the art hospital styled “The Central” in Colombo, Sri Lanka which commenced operations in early 2010.

The Central is the most technologically and infra-structurally advanced private hospital within Sri Lanka.  In addition to The Central, Group’s specialized surgical hospital, Asiri Surgical Hospital PLC (ASH), Colombo, Sri Lanka too will take part in the initiative undertaking some of the surgical procedures offered. ASH is the only specialized private Surgical Hospital within Sri Lanka and is equipped and manned with the best surgical and diagnostic facilities and manpower including the only PET Scanner within the Country.
 The procedures offered to the customers are Cardiology, Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery / Laparoscopic procedure, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Eye Surgery and Dental procedures.
The procedures would be carried out by all European & American Trained highly skilled Medical / Surgical Consultants. The pricing offered for the procedure would be most competitive within the region.
 Asiri Hospitals Group is the largest private medical care provider/largest Private Hospital Operator within Sri Lanka. It has 5 hospitals including 3 in Colombo and 2 in Matara, Sri Lanka with a total bed strength of approximately 700 beds & 25 Operating Theaters.
The Group caters to 75,000 Out-patients per month & carries out approximately 450,000 laboratory tests per month which is approximately 65% market share of the private sector laboratory testing within the country.
 The Group which commenced in 1980 has expanded rapidly over the last 5 years and have plans to start construction of another regional hospital in Kandy shortly.
Asiri Hospitals Group is a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC. Softlogic Holdings PLC is a diversified conglomerate listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) with interests in Retail, Information and Communication Technology, Travel & Leisure, Automobile, Finance and Healthcare.