CME on Diabetes and Foot Ulcers03-November-2013
Hemas Hospital together with Hemas Pharmaceuticals organised a CME on "Diabetes and Foot Ulcers" by Dr Nalaka Gunawansa, specialist vascular and transplant surgeon attached to NHSL. More than 40 General practitioners in the area participated in the program. The CME was held on 11th March 2012 at Hospital premises.
Parallel to the CME, hospital plans to set up a special vascular clinic and now the patients have the opportunity to consult a team of specialist vascular surgeons at Hemas Hospital.
The Ground Breaking Ceremony of Hemas Hospital, Thalawatugoda02-May-2012
The ground breaking ceremony of Hemas Hospital Thalawatugoda was held on 2 May 2012 at the site with a gathering of distinguished guests including the board of directors of Hemas Holdings and officials from government institutions including the Urban Development Authority, Board of Investment and Ministry of Health.
Construction of the 50 bed Hemas Hospital Thalawatugoda will be completed by March 2013 and will become the 3rd Multi specialty Hospital of the Hemas Group.
Hemas Hospital Thalawatugoda will provide state of the art Medical Technology to the Colombo East region with top of the range diagnostic equipment including latest CT & MRI facilities.
Hemas Hospital Introduces Mobile Laboratory Service
With the aim of continuously improving our services beyond expectations
of our valued clients, Hemas Hospital has launched a mobile laboratory
service in the region. This special service allows you and your loved
ones to get all the laboratory investigations and ECG done at your home
at most convenient times.
Hemas Hospital plans to expand its Mobile Laboratory Service to Gampaha,
Negombo, Ja Ela, and Negombo towns in the coming Months. Hemas Hospital
Mobile Laboratory service is available on 7 days a week between 7am and
5pm on prior appointment.
For more information and Prior appointments, Please call 0773 835815
Gift wellness to your Loved ones !
‘Good health’ is a source which can help you to lead a life, rich with
happiness. Hemas Hospitals have been providing quality healthcare for
the past 3 years and we achieved yet another milestone by introducing a
gift voucher, an opportunity for you to show that you care and love your
family, friends and loved ones more.
This wonderful gift of good health will let them experience
international standard healthcare at our hospital. The gift vouchers are
priced at Rs.1000, Rs.2000 and Rs. 5000. These vouchers can be obtained
and redeemed for the investigations offered by ‘Suwatha Piyasa’- the
health check counter at Hemas Hospitals.
For more information and Prior appointments, Please call 0772 930 101
Hemas Hospitals becomes the first internationally accredited hospital chain is Sri Lanka
Hemas Hospitals recently enjoyed the honour of receiving an
international accreditation from the prestigious Australian Council of
Healthcare Standard International (ACHSI) which is Australia’s leading
healthcare accreditation provider delivering accreditation and quality
improvement programmes throughout the world. This prestigious
accreditation that applies to both Hemas Hospitals facilities in Wattala
and Galle makes it the first chain of healthcare facilities to receive
such an international accreditation in Sri Lanka.
An accreditation is a formal process to ensure delivery of safe, high
quality healthcare based on internationally accepted standards and
processes devised and developed by healthcare professionals for
healthcare services. It is public recognition of achievement by a
healthcare organization, of requirements of international healthcare
Accreditation has been defined as "A self-assessment and external
peer assessment process used by health care organizations to accurately
assess their level of performance in relation to established standards
and to implement ways to continuously improve"
Accreditation systems are structured so as to provide objective measures
for the external evaluation of quality and quality management. At the
heart of these schemes is a list of standards which, ideally, serve to
assess evaluate in a systematic and comprehensive way the standards of
professional performance in a hospital.
The ceremonial awarding of the ACHSI accreditation certificate was held
at the Cinnamon Lakeside on the 2nd June amidst a gathering of
distinguished guests. The chief guest for the event was the Deputy
Minister of Health, Honourable Lalith Dissnayake, also present were HE
Ms. Kathy Klugman the Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Dr.
Desmond Yen, Executive Director - ACHSI, Dr Hari Sivadas - ACHSI
Surveyor, Dr. David Miller - Manger International Businesses, ACHSI and
Dr. Ravindra Ruberu – Secretary,Ministry of Health.
The speakers at the event included the Dr. Ravindra Ruberu –
Secretary,Ministry of Health, Dr. Desmond Yen, Chairman of Hemas
Holdings PLC Deshamanya Lalith De Mel , Dr. Firdosi Rustom Mehta Country
Representative for The World Health Organization as well as HE Ms.
Kathy Klugman the Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Chairman
Hemas Hospitals Mr. Murtaza Esufally and Dr. Aruna Rabel Director
Medical Services at Hemas Hospitals also expressed their thoughts on
this historic achievement.
quality is met across Clinical, Corporate and Support functions to satisfy the many criteria set by ACHSI.
The survey spanned clinical, support and corporate functions &
includes criteria like continuity of care, access, appropriateness,
effectiveness, safety, consumer participation and acceptability, risk
management, HR management ,application of information technology and
information management, leadership and strategic initiatives in
healthcare & continuous quality improvement.
This extraordinary feat not only highlights Hemas Hospitals as the first
in the country to receive international recognition but more
importantly signifies the dawn of a new era in healthcare standards in
First Private Hospital in Sri Lanka to introduce Revolutionary Capsule Endoscopy
Hemas Hospitals, who have constantly strived towards providing the best
medical care to the nation, brings another first by introducing capsule
endoscopy. Hemas Hospital is the first private Hospital in the industry
to provide the facility in Sri Lanka.
Capsule endoscopy is a revolutionary new diagnostic tool for the
detection of small bowel disease. As the name implies, capsule endoscopy
makes use of a capsule which contains a micro video camera, LED lights
and a transmitter, that is swallowed. It is the only technique that
allows non-invasive endoscopic examination of the entire small bowel
Capsule endoscopy is mostly recommended for patients with bleeding of
unknown origin (obscure bleeding) of the intestines. The commonest
reasons for such bleeding are arterio-venous malformations, small bowel
tumours, and ulcers which are commonly missed at standard endoscopy and
When performing this test a jacket with sensor devices is worn over the
abdomen by the patient that captures and stores the images transmitted
by the capsule while passing through the digestive tract. The stored
images are subsequently downloaded to a computer which allows the
physician to view and diagnose problems.
The main advantage of capsule endoscopy is the ability to non-invasively
evaluate the inside of the entire small bowel. Conventional endoscopic
techniques allow examination of only the most proximal and distal
portions of the small bowel, leaving the majority of the small bowel
Speaking of the advantages of this procedure, a hospital spokesperson
stated that it’s pain free, has no exposure to harmful radiation like in
X Ray or CT Scans and no sedation is required. He further added that
this procedure can be done as a day procedure and has no complications
or side effects.
Hemas Hospital stays true to its promise of being the future of family
healthcare by becoming the pioneer in introducing technological
advancements to the medical industry.
Hemas Hospital Wattala recently celebrated its 600th baby delivery
Hemas Hospital Wattala recently celebrated its 600th baby
delivery. Baby Buthsandi Akithma Senanayake (600th baby) was welcomed by
a nursing officer of the Maathru unit.
A cake was cut by the mother of baby Buthsandi and Dr.Sunil Fernando. A
valuable gift pack was also presented to the lucky baby by Mr. Murtaza
Esufally, Chairman of Hemas Hospitals.
Addressing the gathering Ms. Niluka, the mother of baby Buthsandi,
thanked the entire Maathru team including nurses and doctors of the
operating theatre for their support and excellent care given during her
most needed time of baby delivery.
Hemas Hospital celebrated the World Children's Day
Clogard toothbrush and a tooth paste sachet with the complements of Hemas Hospital and Clogard.
Nearly 200 children participated at this programme. The Chief Guest of
the programme was a Thalassemia patient of the hospital. Dr. Roy Perera,
Director of the Ragama Teaching Hospital also participated in the
event. The programme included several entertainment and educational
items presented by, children, nurses, medical students and popular
Hemas Hospital celebrated the World Children's Day on the 1st of October
with the children of children’s wards of Ragama Teaching Hospital and
Thalagolla Children's Home at the Ward 2 of Ragama Teaching Hospital.
Hemas Hospitals score another 'first' with the latest technique in cataract surgery
Hemas Hospital, Wattala is now equipped to perform cataract surgery
using the latest available technique known as 'Micro incision' cataract
surgery (MICS). This revolutionary surgery is done with state-of-the-art
equipment called Stellaris Vision Enhancement System.
Hemas is the first private hospital in Sri Lanka to introduce this form
of cataract surgery.
“It is a super safe, painless, speedy and super accurate technique of
performing cataract surgery", says Dr Shamintha Amarathunga, Consultant
Eye Surgeon. "The recovery after the surgery is instantaneous. There’s
no use of pad or bandage and the patient can resume work in one day. The
incision made on the eye is 50 % smaller than the regular surgery which
makes it easy to heal. MICS results in less astigmatism and lesser
requirement of post-operative spectacles. It offers enhanced quality of
postoperative vision and with improved IOLs one enjoys an enhanced
"We are glad to become the first private hospital in Sri Lanka to
introduce this safe and advanced technique of cataract surgery at a very
affordable price", commented Dr. Aruna Rabel, Director Medical
Services, Hemas Hospital Wattala. "Since it is very beneficial for
diabetic patients and as minimal restrictions are imposed following
surgery, we see a significant increase in the demand for MICS."
He added that Hemas Hospitals is keeping to the promise that the
services would be continuously improved by introducing the latest
technology available in the world coupled with the best medical
professionalism. "We have also strengthened our eye unit with a latest
OCT eye scanner," he said.
Cataract is a common disease of the eye when the clouding of lens occurs
in old age. The only successful treatment available for cataract is the
removal of the clouded eye lens through surgery.
The improvements in cataract surgery over the past few decades have been
truly remarkable. In the early days it was only the removal of the
lens and the patients had to wear spectacles with thick lenses after the
surgery. This was followed by the invention of intra ocular lens which
is a lens implanted in the eye. The size of the incision made on the
eye has been reduced from over 10 mm to 2.6 mm with the invention of
phacoemulsification technique and the foldable lenses. This was called
small incision cataract surgery.
With the introduction of the latest technique, it has been further
reduced to 1.8 mm. Because of the smaller incision, it has been renamed
micro-incision surgery. A 3rd generation ultra-thin foldable Intra
ocular lens called MIL (Micro incision Intra ocular Lens) between
1.6-1.8 mm thick is implanted after removal of the clouded lens.
Hemas Hospital, Wattala, which began its operations in December 2008 has
made a name for itself in a short period of time as a patient-friendly
hospital with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology. The
Hospital boasts of Sri Lanka's first state-of-the-art open magnet MRI
scanner, “Maathru” value added baby delivery package, “Suwa Sathkam”
fixed price packages for surgery and its laboratory, the only fully
automated laboratory in Sri Lanka.
Hemas Hospitals is a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings. Hemas is one of Sri
Lanka's leading conglomerates with a focus on five key sectors - FMCG,
Healthcare, Transportation, Leisure and Power Generation.