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Nawaloka Hospitals maintains stringent safety protocols to ensure patient wellbeing

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In a bid to offer Sri Lankans safe access to quality and affordable healthcare, leading private healthcare provider Nawaloka Hospitals has further strengthened their in-hospital safety protocol against the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on guidelines imposed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health (MOH), Sri Lanka, the hospital has actioned numerous innovative and stringent measures to ensure staff, patients, and visitors’ safety. Nawaloka’s well-researched and comprehensive safety protocol also considers global research conducted on mitigating numerous risk factors and sources of exposure or transmission.

“While the COVID-19′ pandemic continues to evolve in the country rapidly, it is important to understand that our hospitals remain safe and open to care for our communities, especially for whom continuity of care is critical due to implications caused by chronic illnesses. This situation also calls upon every Sri Lankan to redouble efforts in fending off this pandemic. We encourage everyone to help keep their communities safe and help limit the spread of the virus by remaining vigilant in wearing masks, social distancing, and maintaining good hand hygiene.” Nawaloka Hospitals Deputy Chairman Harshith Dharmadasa stated.

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 across most communities in the country, Nawaloka Hospital’s COVID-19 preparedness plan is geared to prevent and control the spread of infection and avoid situations of public panic in the event of detecting a suspected case. All patients, caregivers, visitors and healthcare professionals who enter the Nawaloka hospitals or labs undergo a thorough triage at entry, with strict sanitisation, social distancing and non-contact temperature checks in place.

The hospital premises are thoroughly disinfected every 12 hours, and strict social distancing procedures are enforced at every juncture while all medical personnel are geared with masks and personal protective equipment.

Nawaloka Hospitals has also innovated measures to care for patients while preventing the spread of the disease. Innovative practices like drive-thru lab testing and channelling, home visit PCR and lab tests solutions, home delivery of medication and telehealth consultations were immediately launched to enable patients to continue their medical care without visiting the hospital physically. 

“The highly experienced and deeply committed team at Nawaloka Hospitals has worked hard to implement a host of safety measures that are in line with the directives set by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization. This is to ensure that all those who seek healthcare during this time have unhindered, affordable and safe access to it, thereby bringing our world-class system of health care to the masses.”, Dharmadasa continued to state.

The state-of-the-art Nawaloka Specialty Centre has proved to be an opportune investment during this period of contagion. The massive 400,000 square feet centre with a mega multi-storey car park boasts a strategic combination of advanced medical technology and expert medical care. Each medical speciality is allocated a designated channel module within the centre, offering patients privacy, adequate space to practice social distancing and screening from infection by interacting with patients from other specialities.

Pharmacy and laboratory facilities located on each floor restrict mobility within the hospital, limiting the possibility of cross-infection. The strategically designed building has proven to be extremely beneficial and offered a competitive advantage during the COVID-19 pandemic, guaranteeing patient safety in a secure environment.

Nawaloka’s extensive safety protocol also includes guidelines for the usage of facemasks, the cleaning of the hospital, linen management, usage and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and directives for home quarantine procedures. The hospital will continue to invest in and evolve their healthcare practices to ensure a safe environment for all stakeholders in the new normal.

About Nawaloka Hospitals

Nawaloka Hospitals entered the state-dominated healthcare sector in 1985 as the first private hospital in Sri Lanka to offer tertiary healthcare services. Since then, under the visionary leadership of Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa, the hospital has garnered considerable local and international recognition, pioneering numerous advanced clinical developments in the country. In 2020, Nawaloka Hospitals achieved the prestigious Joint Commission International’s (JCI) gold seal of approval for its continued compliance with internationally-recognized healthcare standards.

Nawaloka offers a 24-hour OPD centre, a state-of-the-art ETU facility, air and land medical evacuation services that include mobile ICUs and a home nursing unit offering professional in-home care services. Equipped with the latest technology and affordable healthcare solutions of international standards driven by a passionate and professional team of the best consultants and nurses, Nawaloka Hospitals is fully committed towards the principal vision of building a healthier and stronger Sri Lanka.



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Hemas Consumer strengthens portfolio with L’Oréal partnership in Sri Lanka

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Hemas Consumer, the leading manufacturer and distributor in Sri Lanka’s beauty and personal care sector has strengthened its portfolio of offerings in a groundbreaking partnership with the world’s number one beauty company, L’Oréal. With this partnership Hemas Consumer obtains distributor rights to leverage its sales network and innovative marketing approaches in taking L’Oréal’s wide range of beauty and personal care brands across Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Managing Director, Hemas Consumer & Executive Director Hemas Group said, “We have spent over fifty years building successful and strong consumer brands in Sri Lanka. In keeping with our promise of consumer delight and trust, we are elated to partner a world-class cosmetics group like L’Oréal expanding our existing portfolio with the world’s most sought-after beauty and personal care products.

We are well equipped in our distribution process with island-wide sales channels to serve all parts of the country. I believe this partnership will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s beauty care industry and more prospects await as we continue to look ahead with L’Oréal.”

Sabrina Esufally, Director Business Development and Innovation at Hemas Consumer said, “This partnership will enable Sri Lankans to access the iconic brands and solutions created through years of research and innovation by L’Oréal. In the fast evolving and dynamic beauty industry, the combined strength of Hemas’s local heritage and penetration, and L’Oréal’s global technology and trust is the perfect recipe for consumer delight.”

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DFCC Bank supports industrial excellence by partnering CNCI Achiever Awards

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DFCC Bank PLC, stepped up once again for the 3rd consecutive year to partner with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) as the principal sponsor and official banking partner of the CNCI Achiever Awards 2020.

The CNCI Achiever Awards was held for the 19th consecutive time to recognize the outstanding efforts of exceptional performers who have molded their respective industries with innovative solutions, while overcoming challenges and meeting the demands of their clientele. This year, the event was recently held under strict health guidelines at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC Lakshman Silva stated, “We are pleased to have partnered with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), as the Main Sponsor and Official Banking Partner of the 19th CNCI Achiever Awards 2020. DFCC is honored to partner in reconciling successful Sri Lankan businesses from various industrial sectors. Our partnership with this prestigious awards programme aligns seamlessly with our commitment to foster and reward industrial growth across the country and support local entrepreneurs in MSME & SME sectors.”

 

 

 

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Lanka SSL triumphs with National Gold and Top Ten Awards

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CNCI Achiever Awards 2020

Lanka Special Steel Limited (Lanka SSL), a trusted name in wires and a fully-owned subsidiary of E B Creasy & Company PLC, was recently awarded the coveted National Gold Award under the Extra Large category in the Manufacturing Sector at the Achiever Awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence.

The annual event organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was held in March 2021 at Colombo, and celebrated some of the leading industrialists in the country for their tremendous and continued efforts in uplifting and promoting quality standards, productivity, growth and strategy, R&D, employee welfare and others whilst contributing to both the society and economy at large.

‘We are immensely proud to have been recognized with two very prominent awards at this year’s CNCI Achiever Awards. It is a huge leap from just winning a Merit Award the last time around, and this incredible achievement certainly reflects our highly ambitious plans to strive for continued excellence. We would like to thank our valued customers and all stakeholders. We are grateful to our hardworking and committed staff at Lanka SSL who have made this possible,’ said Pravin De Silva, CEO of Lanka SSL.

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