Health South

June 08, 2007 (LBO) – Hemas group a listed diversified group that is in consumer goods, energy, leisure and healthcare said it had acquired a hospital in the southern Sri Lankan city of Galle. Hemas said the privately-owned Southern Hospital will soon be upgraded with new medical technologies.

“Hemas Southern Hospitals will, over the next six months, renovate, refurbish and upgrade this hospital to a 25 bed multi-specialty secondary care hospital,” the group said in a statement.

“The hospital will focus on providing patient-centric, affordable, high quality health services to fast growing suburban communities.”

Hemas also says it has started building its flagship Hospital at Wattala, which will open in mid-2008.

It has also started a nursing school in Ragama.

“Hemas is pleased to extend its understanding of the health needs of Sri Lankan patients, learnt through its sixty years in the pharmaceutical industry, into the sphere of hospitals,” CEO Hemas Hospitals (Pte) Ltd, Kithsiri Edirisinghe said in a statement,

“We have also heeded the call by the government of Sri Lanka to invest in the provinces, by embarking on projects of this nature”.

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