Sri Lanka’s private healthcare pioneer Nawaloka Hospitals PLC has plans to open two more 50-bed hospitals outside of Colombo over the coming months, a statement from the hospital said. Nawaloka Hospitals PLC which has already divulged plans to upgrade in-house facilities, including rooms, plans to add 50 new consultation rooms and intends building a multi-storey car park at its flagship premises.
According to the hospital’s interim financial statement for the three months ended June 2012, the hospital Operating Profit went up to Rs. 142.58 million, compared to Rs. 30.83 million posted during the same period of last year with Group Earnings per Share also climbing to Rs. 0.28, from its previous Rs. 0.006, and Group Net Assets per Share rising to Rs. 2.32, up from Rs. 2.11.
‘Further, operation theatres have been improved with more modern instruments such as a Holmium Laser for Urology procedures and a high-definition Laparoscopy System as well as ceiling mounted LED theatre lamps, higher grade Anaesthesia units, etc. In addition, digital imaging facilities have been updated with the acquisition of Digital X-ray units and four-dimensional (4D) Digital Ultrasound Scanners, all of which cost the hospital in excess of Rs. 120 million’, the statement from the hospital said.
With more than 400 beds and 600 visiting consultants, Nawaloka Hospitals PLC comprises the largest local private hospital in terms of beds in a single location, which is also the country’s first private healthcare institution, opened in 1985. Responsible for the well-being of over 1.5 million patients over the financial year to end-March 2012 alone, during which it also carried out close to 15,000 surgeries.