Leading public sector officials provided with the Upahara Membership. Parliament of Sri Lanka General Secretary Dhammika Dassanayake, Buddha Sasana Ministry Secretary Chandraprema Gamage, Sri Lanka Police DIG Sarath Peiris, Sathosa CEO Faraaz Hameed and Dinamina Chief Editor Pushpa Rowell
Leading private healthcare provider, Hemas Hospitals and laboratory chain launched their unique ‘Upahara’ scheme that offers a host of benefits including free OPD consultations plus a host of other medical treatments and investigations at vastly discounted rates, to government employees and their dependents.
The launch took place at an event that had government organizations, departments, police represented by senior officials, along with the management team of Hemas Hospitals. ‘Upahara’ membership cards were distributed to the representatives. Hemas ‘Upahara’ scheme provides a bundle of treatments including investigations, procedures, and laboratory, radiology plus specialist consultations at specially reduced rates, to make private healthcare accessible and affordable to all public sector work-force, their spouses and children.
Hemas Hospitals Managing Director Dr. Lakith Peiris speaking on the occasion said: “We have more than 1.1 million public sector employees committed and dedicated to bring about a positive impact to our lives. Majority of them remain as unsung heroes of Sri Lanka. Hemas Hospitals has built a healthcare model that is responsive to change, and capable of defining the healthcare landscape in this country. This is exactly the purpose of today’s event; to unveil an innovative, trail blazing healthcare product known as ‘Upahara’ for public sector employees in order to recognize the immense contributions they make to our country.”
Hemas Upahara membership can be easily obtained from their hospitals at Wattala, Thalawathugoda, and Galle plus from any of their 42 laboratories, island wide.
Aside of free OPD consultations, Hemas Upahara will include a 50 percent discount on hospital charges on specialist consultation fees, 20 percent discount on hospital charges of laboratory, radiology and cardiology investigations, 20 percent discount on physiotherapy services, 15 percent discount on hospital charges of inpatient bills plus a five percent discount on pharmacy bills.
Additionally outpatient health check packages at special discounted rates will also be available to the members and ambulance services to Hemas Hospitals within a radius of 10km, free of charge.
The hospitals at Wattala, Thalawathugoda and Galle will have special counters for Upahara members for streamlined services.