|The Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC|
|Location||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Emergency department||24/7 Emergency services available|
|Founded||2002 as Apollo Hospitals Colombo|
|Lists||Hospitals in Sri Lanka|
Lanka Hospitals, (CSE: LHCL.N0000) formerly known as Apollo Hospitals Colombo is a multi-specialty tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka and is one of the largest private hospitals in the country. It is situated on Elvitigala Mawatha, also known as Baseline Road, which is a direct route from the Colombo’s international airport. It is also only a few minutes drive from central Colombo. The hospital was commissioned in 2002 as a branch of Apollo Hospitals India. The hospital was taken over by Sri Lanka Insurance in 2006. In 2009, it was renamed Lanka Hospitals after it ended a licensing and support services agreement with Apollo Hospitals. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka was appointed as its chairman after Sri Lanka Insurance was reverted to government ownership, through a Supreme Court decision in 2009. It also provides services to the health tourism market.
There are approximately 350 beds at the hospital including four intensive care units (medical, cardiothoracic, renal and neonatal). The wards are divided into either individual rooms or cubicles with six beds each, depending on the patients’ choice.
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