January, 25, 2017
Beneficiaries of the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF)’s healthcare services will now be eligible to seek treatment at any hospital under the Asiri Group of Hospitals following the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two organisations.
As a result of the MoU, Asiri Group of Hospitals will now serve as the preferred healthcare provider for the NITF, thereby enabling Government sector employees covered by the NITF’s health insurance scheme ‘Agrahara’, to seek high quality private healthcare services and advanced medical facilities at discounted rate from any hospital in Asiri group or its laboratories.
With over 2 million state sector employees currently being registered under the programme, NITF’s ‘Agrahara’ represents one of the single largest groups of health insurance beneficiaries in Sri Lanka. The MoU was signed in the presence of NITF Chairman, Manjula De Silva by NITF CEO Sanath C. De Silva, and Asiri Hospitals Group CEO, Dr. Manjula Karunaratne.
Speaking shortly after the MoU signing, Dr. Karunaratne noted: “This agreement between Asiri Hospitals and the NITF represents a major step forward in our goal to be a total healthcare provider to the nation. By streamlining access to our state-of-the-art facilities and medical and surgical packages, we are confident that Asiri Group together with the NITF will be able to actively improve the quality of life of Sri Lankans across the island.”
The new agreement will enable NITF members to secure discounted rates on over 65 surgical packages available at Asiri Surgical Hospitals, in addition to a further 50 other packages available at Asiri Central Hospital.
NITF beneficiaries will also be provided access to further dicounts for CABG, renal transplants, neurosurgery and special rates on PET scans and other radiology imaging services, in addition to special discounts on room rates and no-deposit admissions with cashless settlements of bills.
Backed by over 30 years of experience in healthcare Asiri Health is owned by the Softlogic Group and is comprised of Asiri Surgical Hospital, Asiri Medical Hospital, Asiri Central Hospital, Asiri Hospital Matara and Asiri Laboratory Services. All of its facilities utlise the most cutting-edge medical equipment and technology, complemented by stringent adherence to international standards and best practices across the entire spectrum of its operations.
The National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) is a statutory body established in 2006 with the goal of providing Agrahara Insurance for public sector including comprehensive general insurance coverage and a growing medical insurance scheme and is currently the only company engaged in the reinsurance business in Sri Lanka.
About Asiri Health: Counting more than 30 years of excellence in healthcare, Asiri Health is owned by the Softlogic Group. Asiri Health comprises Asiri Surgical Hospital, Asiri Medical Hospital, Asiri Central Hospital, Asiri Hospital Matara and Asiri Laboratory Services. A long-standing and a leading private healthcare provider in the country with a hospital network that has penetrated Colombo’s suburbs and beyond, Asiri Health is a pioneer in the industry. Asiri Health provides comprehensive medical care armed with cutting-edge technology, stringent adherence to international standards and a team of skilled and experienced medical officers and support staff.
Photo caption: (From left) Ms. Nadeeka Wimalathunga – Group Manager Legal, Asiri Group Of Hospitals; Dr. Samanthi De Silva – Director Operations, Asiri Group Of Hospitals; Dr. Manjula Karunarathne – CEO , Asiri Group Of hospitals; Mr. Sanath C De Silva – COO, National Insurance Trust Fund; Mr. Manjula De Silva – Chairman, National Insurance Trust Fund and Mr. Anura Samarakoon- Asst Manager, Agrahara