Asiri Hospitals and NITF sign landmark Agreement to provide tangible healthcare benefits for all Agrahara members 

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Asiri Group of Hospitals, trusted for high standards in patient-centered care has signed a landmark agreement with the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF), to provide comprehensive concessions to all government employees through the Agrahara Medical Insurance scheme.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr. Manjula Karunaratne, Director/Group CEO of Asiri Hospitals, and Gamani N. Liyanarachchi, CEO of NITF, during a ceremony held recently. 

The event was attended by several distinguished participants from both organizations. Representing NITF were Sagala Abhayawickrama, Chairperson, Samil Thushara, AGM Operations, Nimali Pathirana, AGM Insurance, Prathibha Welikanna, Asst. Manager Legal, Nuwan Dissanayake, Asst. Manager Marketing, Dammika Weerakoon, Acting AGM Finance. 

Asiri Hospitals was represented by Nihal Ratnayake, Director Operations Asiri Central Hospital, Indresh Fernando, Chief Process Officer, Bhathiya Jayasinghe, Group Head, Business Development, Dhananjaya Bandara Dela, Head of Business Development, Government Sector. 

The enduring partnership aims to offer tangible healthcare benefits and the renowned comprehensive healthcare services offered by Asiri Hospitals to all NITF Agrahara members. It marks a major milestone in Asiri Hospitals’ commitment to build long-term collaborations that benefits the community. It also reaffirms Asiri Hospitals’ position as a trusted healthcare provider ensuring healthcare is more accessible, affordable, while uplifting the living standards of the public service.

Importantly, Agrahara members are eligible to seek treatment from any hospital in the Asiri group or its laboratories. The agreement also introduces a cashless admission scheme for NITF members, simplifying the process and enabling seamless access to Asiri Hospitals’ services without the need for upfront payments. Members can benefit from waived admission fees, reducing the financial burden for those seeking medical care. Room rates are also heavily discounted. 

The MoU entitles Agrahara members to a variety of exclusive discounts on outpatient (OP) and inpatient (IP) services at Asiri Hospitals. Additionally, discounts on laboratory investigations, on interventional radiology, PET scans, and radiation therapy. For admissions within a 10 km radius, NITF members will have access to free ambulance services, further enhancing the convenience of receiving medical care.

Dr. Manjula Karunaratne, Group Chief Executive Officer, representing Asiri Health, expressed his enthusiasm for the new collaboration, stating, “This MOU is a testament to our dedication to providing government employees with exceptional healthcare services. We are confident that this partnership will set a new standard in healthcare collaboration.”

National Insurance Trust Fund, CEO, Gamani N. Liyanarachchi, added, “NITF is delighted to partner with Asiri Hospitals to offer our members enhanced healthcare benefits. The agreement aligns with our mission to ensure that Agrahara beneficiaries receive timely and efficient medical services. We believe the long-term collaboration will benefit the community. We request members to provide proper and accurate documents for medical claims, and we will ensure a speedy reimbursement process.”

Backed by over four decades of experience in healthcare, Asiri Health comprises Asiri Surgical Hospital, Asiri Medical Hospital, Asiri Central Hospital, Asiri Hospital Matara, Asiri Hospital Galle, Asiri Hospital Kandy and Asiri Laboratory Services. All facilities utilise cutting-edge medical equipment and technology, complemented by stringent adherence to international standards and best practices across the entire spectrum of operations.

The NITF Agrahara scheme represents one of the largest health insurance programs for state sector employees in Sri Lanka. As a government sponsored medical insurance initiative, Agrahara provides financial support for medical expenses. It ensures that public sector employees and their families have access to necessary healthcare services without bearing significant out-of-pocket costs, promoting their well-being and financial security in times of medical need.

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