Lanka Hospitals

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Lanka Hospitals
The Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC
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Geography
Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 06°53′22″N 79°52′32″E / 6.88944°N 79.87556°E / 6.88944; 79.87556Coordinates: 06°53′22″N 79°52′32″E / 6.88944°N 79.87556°E / 6.88944; 79.87556
Organisation
Care system Private
Funding For-profit hospital
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department 24/7 Emergency services available
Helipad Yes
Beds 350
History
Founded 2002 as Apollo Hospitals Colombo
Links
Website www.lankahospitals.com
Lists Hospitals in Sri Lanka

Lanka Hospitals, (CSELHCL.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.[1] 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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