NITF CEO Sanath C. De Silva, handing over the MoU to Asiri Health Group CEO, Dr. Manjula Karunaratne flanked by NITF Chairman, Manjula De Silva and Asiri Health Director Operation Dr. Samanthi De Silva
Beneficiaries of the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF)’s healthcare services will now be eligible to seek treatment at any hospital under the 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 Government sector employees covered by the NITF’s health insurance scheme ‘Agrahara’, to seek high quality private healthcare services and advanced medical facilities at special rates from any hospital in Asiri group or its laboratories.
With over 2 million state sector employees currently being registered under the programme, 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 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 NITF members to secure special rates on over 65 surgical procedures available at Asiri Surgical Hospitals, in addition to a further procedures available at Asiri Central Hospital.
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 National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) is a statutory body established in 2004 with the goal of providing Agrahara Insurance for public sector including comprehensive general insurance coverage and a growing medical insurance scheme and is currently the only company engaged in the reinsurance business in Sri Lanka.