Sri Lanka BOI signs agreement for US$ 124 million medical centre

  • 13 Jul 2008 22:19:07 GMT

    [Silvermere International, a US based company which has introduced cutting edge materials and technologies to South Asian markets, identified the demand for safe and high quality healthcare and embarked on an effort to introduce the unique hospital development project in Sri Lanka. ]

    The question is whether Americans would `tell` Sri Lankans what to do and dump their waste in Sri Lanka or would there be Equal partnership with each being a facility for the other?

  • 13 Jul 2008 22:34:23 GMT

    Recently, PHMI (Partners Harvard Medical International) Senior Consultant Dr. John Helfrick said about accreditation - that it is an indication that a hospital has the systems and processes in place to support high-quality, safe patient care.

    He said also [There is a validation survey but it s the maintenance of good processes and the improvement of deficient ones that occurs between surveys that really constitutes accreditation]

    I responded as follows:

    [Process is based on the work of others before who made discoveries and produced them. The flow of those outcomes is our due process. When we produce our own outside that process it is to be measured on stand alone project basis - without the process being seen. Often the two systems are mixed indiscriminately causing much wastage to the public. Following due process is faith based. Producing new outcomes is confirmation of independence]

  • 14 Jul 2008 03:14:07 GMT

    In the US, medical cost is very high therefore by selling cheaper Sri Lankan services must not be interpreted as `Dumping US Waste`.

    In the US, a simple blood test costs as follows...

    -- Prescription fee for the Doctor is around $ 80.00

    -- Lab fee is around $ 120.00

    -- Doctors fee to interpret the lab report that he receives directly from the lab is about another $ 80.00

    So altogether the cost is $ 280.00 (Rs. 28,000)

    In SL private hospitals, the entire cost is around Rs. 2000.00 !!!

    So this is simple good business sense and it is not a question of `Dumping US` or Australian Garbage.

    Also we must discourage our nurses etc. going to Arabian countries for about $ 400/ per month because a nurse from Europe or US, would not go to middle east for anything less than $ 3000/month + other benefits.

  • 14 Jul 2008 04:36:31 GMT

    [Also we must discourage our nurses etc. going to Arabian countries for about $ 400/ per month because a nurse from Europe or US, would not go to middle east for anything less than $ 3000/month + other benefits.]

    Our nurses don`t go to do nursing work, but for nanny work or as care takers for elderly rich arabs. They need young women to look after them. They feel good at that.

    Slanka lacks specialists. EVen the private hospitals in Slanka use indian specialists for complicated operations.

    Slanka is not safe either for medical tourists or otherwise. Everything will depend on the situation on the ground.

    And, the situation is not about to change as long as junta government is around.

  • 14 Jul 2008 08:54:58 GMT

    [So this is simple good business sense and it is not a question of `Dumping US` or Australian Garbage]

    Is Australia also `dumping` medical services in Sri Lanka?

    [Also we must discourage our nurses etc. going to Arabian countries for about $ 400/ per month because a nurse from Europe or US, would not go to middle east for anything less than $ 3000/month + other benefits]

    Shows that the author is clueless about relative values.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian treasure

  • 15 Jul 2008 01:22:03 GMT

    I quite agree with the fact that we have to modernize our health system and be par with Cutting edge technology with other countries in the region.

    The question is where is the hospital is going to be put up. What type of services going to be provided.Who are the patients.Why so much of money spend.

    90% people live from hand to mouth day today basis.Already we have many private hospitals in Colombo and major cities.

    Mr. vithana should understand that the services cost is high in USA not because of the material but of labour.

    Sri Lanka is not poor with specialized personals but the administration prefer foreigners for mere publicity.I like to remind you that we Sri Lankans are the world`s best.My surprise is why we build one hospital instead of about 10 hospitals around country with same amount of money with cutting edge technology. But of cause not with cars parks, recreational and other facilities.

    Ex: Oncology ultra modern radium treatment medical linear accelerator cost about 2 million dollars, modern theater equipments about another 1 million dollars.64 slice CT scanner about 1.5 million dollars,modern laboratory with blood transfusion facilities about .8 million dollars etc.

    Total cost for hospital with everything around 10 million dollars.

    We should encourage nurses or other trade personals going abroad as we are already facing unemployment and other problems. What we should do is intervene in embassy level to promote living standard of these workers.