05 April 2011

Fortis Oasis Cardiac Centre at Oasis Hospital. Sri Lankan Private Hospital in Rs200mn Expansion Targets Medical Tourism

05th April 2011, www.dailynews.lk, By Indunil Hewage

Oasis Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd is on a Rs 200 million hospital upgrading process. Out of Rs 200 million the hospital has already invested Rs 120 million for the ongoing upgrading.

Oasis Hospitals Chief Executive Medical Officer Dr Prasad Medawatte said Oasis will inject around Rs 200 million to upgrade the hospital particularly in specialized medical fields. They are also in the process of upgrading the nephrology and neurology units.

“In addition we have already commenced medical tourism with Maldives and are going to launch it very soon.

“Our consultants will go there for visiting clinics and foreign clients will come to Sri Lanka to undergo cosmetic surgeries,” he said.

“However we do not see an increasing demand for cosmetic surgeries in Sri Lanka due to the high cost of the surgeries,” Dr Medawatte said. Commenting on the private healthcare industry in the country Medawatte said the industry is expected to record around 25 to 50 percent growth in 2011.

This was revealed at a press briefing held to announce the partnership between Oasis Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd and Fortis Malar Hospitals Chennai.

Fortis Malar Hospitals Ltd, a subsidiary of Fortis Healthcare teamed up with Oasis Hospitals to extend its cardiac expertise in Sri Lanka.

Fortis Malar Hospitals Ltd has taken over the operations and management of the “Fortis Oasis Cardiac Centre” at the Oasis Hospitals Colombo.

Oasis Hospitals Chairperson K M Edirisinghe said the hospital is committed to provide tertiary level treatment and care in cardiology and cardiac surgery with the assistance of Fortis Malar.

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Fortis Healthcare Acquires 28.6pct of Lanka Hospitals from Distilleries for Rs3.9bn

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8 comments:

Samual said...

Its interesting Blog. India represents the most potential medical tourism market in the world. Factors such as low cost, scale and range of treatments provided by India differentiate it from other medical tourism destinations.

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Anonymous said...

May be that's why Fortis -an Indian health care firm- is in Sri Lanka.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha - though India thinks they play a significant role in all key sectors, they are worried about Sri Lanka leading in certain sectors too.

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