Over 1.2 million Agrahara Medical Insurance beneficiaries to benefit from Lanka Hospitals partnership with National Insurance Trust Fund

April, 9, 2014

The National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) which provides insurance coverage for over 1.2 million government beneficiaries took a step forward in expanding their services by joining hands with Lanka Hospitals to cover private hospital costs for Agrahara medical insurance beneficiaries. A partnership which has been carried out for the past three years between the two parties was recently extended for the fourth consecutive year to provide Agrahara medical insurance beneficiaries easier access to medical facilities in private hospitals.

Commenting on the extension of the partnership, Chief Executive Officer of Lanka Hospitals, Mr. Lakith Peiris said, “It is an honour to extend our partnership with the National Insurance Trust Fund. Through this partnership, Agrahara medical insurance beneficiaries can enjoy Lanka Hospital facilities with the lowest room rates with an additional discount of 10%, inpatient laboratory investigations at a special 10% discount, a 15% special discount for outpatient laboratory services and a 5% discount for radiology investigations. In addition, a dedicated counter for Agrahara medical insurance beneficiaries within the Lanka Hospitals premises will assist beneficiaries with all their medical and insurance needs bringing further convenience and peace of mind. National Insurance Trust Fund has facilitated electronic card system which contains all personal details of the beneficiaries. The electronic card entitles Agrahara medical insurance beneficiaries the opportunity to make payments at the Lanka Hospitals counters as and when treatment is obtained, as opposed to pocketing out the cash and having it reimbursed later.”

About Lanka Hospitals: Lanka Hospitals is a 350-bed multi-specialty tertiary care hospital spread over 350,000 square feet with 7 acres of beautifully landscaped garden. It offers state of the art features that is complemented by cutting edge technology and is staffed by a well-experienced and trained team. The hospital offers crucial emergency care, laboratory and testing services, pharmacy and other vital services round the clock for patients seeking urgent medical attention. The hospital is also equipped with a special heart centre, fertility clinic, kidney care centre, allergy clinic, nuclear medicine centre, cosmetic clinic, Surgical centre including Neuro, ENT, Eye, Gastrointestinal, Orthopaedic, Urology, Reconstructive surgeries etc.

Lanka Hospitals holds a track record of winning many accolades at both national and global level. Most recent being the Global Performance Excellence Award 2013 (GPEA) which is a ‘world class’ recognition awarded in the highest category to any organization on the Malcolm Baldrige Quality criteria. In addition, Lanka hospitals was the first hospital to be rated AA by Brand Finance in 2010, the only hospital in Sri Lanka to be awarded with an ISO 22000: 2005 certificate for Food Safety Management Systems, 5 out of 5 Crowns and rated excellent for meeting international standards in food quality and hygiene, the only hospital to be awarded the prestigious National Quality Award for the year 2012 after a span of 15 years, first hospital in Sri Lanka to be certified with the ISO: 15189 accreditation for Laboratory services, only hospital to be rated A+/P1 (Stable) by RAM Ratings for two consecutive years for financial stability and future outlook and to be awarded with the ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management systems in 2013 among many other achievements.