Nawaloka Hospitals PLC is to open its first regional hospital in Negombo next month, in a bid to expand its healthcare operations regionally, According to Nawaloka Hospitals Director/General Manager a 50-bed hospital will be equipped with all diagnostic facilities, a fully equipped ambulance service, a labour room, a 24-hour pharmacy, patients rooms and ample parking facilities.The expansion of roadways and other infrastructure facilities in the country have paved the way to expand our services in the outskirts of Colombo stated by Director / General Manager.
According to the latest annual report of the company, the new hospital will come under Nawaloka Hospitals’ fully owned subsidiary- Nawaloka Medicare Pvt Ltd. The annual report also showed Nawaloka Hospital investing a total of Rs.472 million in Nawaloka Medicare Pvt Ltd, Rs.155 million for purchase of land, Rs.169 million for cost of constructing the building and 147.9 million for other expenses.
The report further said the work on the second regional hospital is also in progress.The two other major players who operate privately owned regional hospitals in the country are Hemas Holdings and Asiri Hospitals group.
Nawaloka also expects to position the hospital in Negombo as a medical tourism destination as ‘’it lies within an area of geographic relevance and importance to the tourist”.