Medical Aid

The Ceylinco Group will invest Rs. 2 bn to set up two specialised hospitals this year, following the success of its Cancer Detection Centre. The Ceylinco Group will invest Rs. 2 bn to set up two specialised hospitals this year, following the success of its Cancer Detection Centre.

“We are in the process of setting up two specialised hospitals, one for women and children and an eye hospital to be launched this year, adding to our Cancer Detection Centre,” Deputy Chairman of Ceylinco Consolidated, Khavan Perera said.

The Group will invest Rs. 2 bn into both hospitals, tying up with Singaporean based Paediatric Associates for the clinic for women and children.

“In the most recent study done, which was three years ago, the waiting list in government hospitals for children needing cardiac procedures, was six years,” Perera said.

“We got into this because of the dearth in facilities, with existing resources at dedicated hospitals like Lady Ridgeway and Castle Street also stretched.”

Much of the gap, Perera says, is in a lack of proper infrastructure and equipment and not so much in expertise.

Construction of the hospital