From left: Asiri Group of Hospitals Group Manager Legal Nadeeka Wimalathunga, Asiri Group of Hospitals Director Operations Dr. Samanthi De Silva, Asiri Group of Hospitals CEO Dr. Manjula Karunarathne, National Insurance Trust Fund COO Sanath C. De Silva National Insurance Trust Fund Chairman Manjula De Silva and Agrahara Assistant Manager Anura Samarakoon
The beneficiaries of the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF)’s healthcare services will now be eligible to seek treatment at any hospital under 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 the 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 the Asiri group or its laboratories.
With over two million state sector employees currently being registered under the programme, the 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 the 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 the 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.
The NITF beneficiaries will also be provided access to further discounts 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 utilise 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 NITF is a statutory body established in 2006 with the goal of providing Agrahara insurance for the public sector including a comprehensive general insurance coverage and a growing medical insurance scheme and is currently the only company engaged in the reinsurance business in