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Singapore’s largest health care group enters Sri Lanka with Delmege Medical

Nov 2, 2011 2:48:42 PM - www.ft.lk

Singapore’s largest integrated health care provider and leading international group, SingHealth which has two tertiary –level hospitals and five specialty centres, announced their partnership with Delmege Medical (Pvt) Ltd, a part of the Delmege Forsyth Group, to a distinguished gathering of Sri Lanka’s corporate and medical elite.

In Sri Lanka to formalise the partnership were Director Business Development SingHealth Peter Tan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Tan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Prof. Boon Keng, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Dr. Benjamin Chua and Vijaya Sreenidhi, from the SinghHealth Group.
Speaking at the launch, Director Delmege Medical, Kavinda Makalande said: “We at Delmege Medical are proud to be associated with the SingHealth Group by extending and making available its services and facilities to the people of Sri Lanka.
Those who wish to avail themselves of the healthcare facilities at SingHealth could now contact Delmege Medical and obtain medical treatment at any hospital within the SingHealth Group.”
The two tertiary level hospitals within the SingHealth Group are Singapore General Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
The Specialty Centres are respectively the National Cancer Institute Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore National Eye Centre and the National Dental Centre Singapore.  
Speaking to the local medical fraternity, Makalande went on to say that SingHealth has its own unique model of making available the required skills to develop postgraduate training and related academic programs, in particular the exchange of medical experts in order to disseminate knowledge amongst the faculties between Sri Lanka and Singapore, which would undoubtedly contribute to increasing the levels of competencies in local healthcare.
“As a result of this collaboration with SingHealth, Delmege Medical would be fully committed to integrate and extend the services of SingHealth to those seeking medical attention in Singapore, thereby fulfilling our vision to ‘Lead the Nation’s effort towards achieving Healthcare Excellence as a Multi Modality Healthcare Solutions Provider,’” said Makalande.
As its local representative Delmege Medical will offer required patient information about medical treatment at any SingHealth facility.