Melsta Pharmacy opened at No. 453, Galle Road, Colombo 03.
Melstacorp entered the health sector in 2017 with a vision of providing Sri Lankans with better access to world-class healthcare services, and currently owns and manages numerous best-in-class facilities that focus on delivering leading-edge healthcare which is accessible and integrated.
Melsta Health today manages and operates Joseph Fraser Memorial Hospital, the island’s foremost primary care facility for women and children. With the acquisition of Browns Hospital Ragama, now rebranded as Melsta Hospitals Ragama, the group has added another facility to their healthcare service. Melsta Hospitals Ragama has been remodeled to conform to modern medical standards. It has the latest technology in radio imaging and caters to high-end surgical procedures such as joint replacements. The hospital recently established its GI Centre (Gastro Intestinal Centre) and Urology and Transplant Center with state-of-the-art facilities. It also provides home care services, mobile testing facilities and ambulance services. Melsta Hospital Ragama has been endorsed with leading international accreditations – ISO 9001, ISO 22000:2018, ISO45001 and ISO14001.
In June 2020, Melsta Laboratories was launched. Equipped with the latest testing equipment, its Reference Lab is considered the largest stand-alone medical testing facility in the country. Along with its state-of-the-art lab in Colombo and regional labs in Galle, Kurunegala & Kandy. Melsta Labs also manages two hospital-based laboratories. This has given Sri Lankans across the island access to the latest international standard diagnostic testing services. The laboratory was the first to be audited by the Ministry of Health for PCR testing and offers PCR testing facilities for Covid-19.
Melsta’s latest venture, Melsta Pharmacy, which opened its doors to the public recently at 453, Galle Road, Colombo 03, is the most modern and customer-centric facility of its kind. The flagship pharmacy offers numerous unique features, which include home delivery of medicines, free health checks, senior citizen discounts, special patient counselling by qualified and experienced staff. It also provides customers with online purchases and a quick home delivery facility. Melsta Pharmacy further offers mother and baby care products, wellness, surgical and consumable items and a personal care range in store.
Melsta Health is therefore able to offer a complete service of hospital care, diagnostic testing and supply of the necessary medication to its customers, as a total solution to any of their medical needs, whether in its hospitals or at their homes.
Sri Lanka Tourism introduces e-learning platform for all SLTDA registered tourist guides.
As an initiative to uplift the reviving tourism industry in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) have introduced the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform to all registered guides to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The launch of the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform took place this week under the patronage of Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga, Secretary of the Ministry S. Hettiarachchi and Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando.
“Tourist guides play an important role in our tourism sector as they spend a lot of time with visitors from arrival to departure. It is important that our guides stay updated on their professional/technical knowledge and I hope this e-learning platform by Sri Lanka Tourism will help them enhance their knowledge and skills” Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando shared while the Minister congratulated all the officials who were involved in bringing this initiative to reality.
Knowledge improvement, obtaining expertise knowledge from veterans, develop active participation with guests, improve the link between Tourism institutions & guides are some key objectives of this e-learning platform.
If you are a registered guide with SLTDA, you can now sign up on https://sltda.gov.lk/e-learning/login and avail of the online courses.
A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the course from SLTDA and SLITHM.
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Trilateral virtual dialogue among Pathfinder Foundation, Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has initiated a trilateral dialogue involving Sri Lanka, India and the Russian Federation to discuss issues of contemporary relevance. The first trilateral dialogue will be held to day 4:30 PM SLST on the “Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Fresh Water Resources and Combating Water Pollution: Best Practices from Russia, Sri Lanka and India”.
For this dialogue, Pathfinder Foundation will be partnering with Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence.
The distinguished panellists for the webinar are, Ambassador GlebIvashentsov, Vice President, Russian International Affairs Council, Ambassador (Retd.) Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman Pathfinder Foundation, Ambassador. IFS(Retd.) Rajiv Kumar Bhatia, Member Governing Council, The Asian Confluence and Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House,Dr. Anastasia Likhacheva, Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher Schoolof Economics, Dr. B. V. R. Punyawardena, Chairman, National Steering Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Governmentof Sri Lanka, Dr. Fraddry D’Souza, Area ConvenerandFellow, The Coastal Ecology & Marine Resources Centre, TERI Goa,India , Dr. Konstantin Zgurovsky, Senior Advisor, Marine Programme, WWF Russia, Mr. Sarath Premalal, Retired Director General of Meteorology of Sri Lanka and Prof. Vinay Kumar Dadhwal, Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Professor Indira Gandhi Chair, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India
Those who are interested in participating may kindly register at the following link; https://bit.ly/3AZbYAN Program details are available at https://bit.ly/3zdUkY3 . The event will also be live streamed on the PF Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pathfinderfoundation/
Doc990 and MyDoctor partner SLVA to extend accessible veterinary services islandwide
Sri Lanka’s premier digital health solutions service providers, Doc990 and MyDoctor are now enabling customers to access online veterinary services island-wide in partnership with the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association.
The national professional body serving and representing the interests of the veterinary profession in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA), is dedicated to providing continued excellence within the profession of animal medicine and the provision of outstanding care for all animals while also actively creating public awareness of the contribution of veterinarians island-wide.
This collaborative effort with Doc990 and MyDoctor will bring pet owners, owners of farm animals and good Samaritans the ability to access remote video consultations with leading, specialist veterinarians of their choosing, without the hassle of physically entering hospital waiting rooms, transporting animals etc. This timely, contactless service will not only be convenient but also a relief to pet owners and caretakers in the backdrop of travel restrictions as a result of the ongoing global pandemic.
Customers can engage in video consultations with their chosen vet by downloading the Doc990 mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. Through its widening network of hospitals and medical services, Doc990 strives to make health care accessible and convenient for all Sri Lankans.
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