Ceylinco Healthcare declares:
June ‘Health Screening Month’
Ceylinco Healthcare announced plans to designate June 2010 as ‘Health
Screening Month’ in Sri Lanka and the company said that its two
specialized screening centres, the Ceylinco Healthcare Centre and the
Ceylinco Diabetes Centre would offer affordable and comprehensive health
screening packages throughout the month, with a view to demonstrating
that routine health checks can pre-empt serious illness or save lives
and money through early detection.
Headtable at the CHSL News Conference (from left): Dr. Shyama
Fernando, Prof. Rohan Jayasekara, R. Renganathan, Thushara
Ranasinghe and Dr. Charuky Weerasuriya.
The company also plans to deploy mobile units at least two in Colombo
city and two in suburban locations to offer free doctors consultations
to the public in June; conduct promotions, a public seminar and media
campaigns; offer on-location health checks to staff of corporate
entities, launch a loyalty rewards scheme and a special membership
program to encourage more people to undergo regular health checks
instead of waiting till symptoms of illness manifest.
‘Our own experience managing two centres of excellence that
specialize in general health screening as well as screening for diabetes
and cancer, has yielded compelling evidence that prevention is more
economical than treatment,’ CHSL Chairman R. Renganathan said. ‘However,
it has also become clear that routine checks are not part of the
lifestyle of the average Sri Lankan. This program will be an important
first step in changing this situation.’
Dr. Prasad Katulanda, an eminent diabetologist made the case for
regular health screening in a presentation that included statistics on
the increasing incidence of diabetes and other serious illnesses in Sri
The Ceylinco Healthcare Centre Senior Medical Officer Dr. Shyama
Fernando said any member of the public who wished to avail one of the
three health screening packages offered by the Centre in June would only
need to call and make an appointment.
The three health screening packages are comprises a series of tests
covering general health as well as weight, cholesterol, blood pressure,
blood sugar and vision and can be expanded to include liver profile,
renal profile, thyroid function and other tests, she said. The packages
can be obtained by scheduling appointments over the telephone.
The Centre will also introduce an incentive scheme for existing and
new visitors to the Centre, Dr. Fernando said. They will earn discounts
on their purchases when they introduce persons to undergo health
screening tests at the Centre.
Janashakthi extends support to A’pura, Mihintale
In keeping with its credo of working closely with the people of Sri
Lanka, Janashakthi Insurance PLC recently installed brand new street
name boards and directional boards for car parks and the many places of
worship in Anuradhapura. This is expected to greatly help the thousands
of Buddhist devotees and foreign visitors who are expected to converge
on the ancient capital city this Vesak Poya Day.
Vesak Poya 2010 is very significant in the Buddhist Calendar since it
heralds the dawn of the 2600 Buddha Jayanthi. As a result of this
important occasion, several thousands of people from all parts of the
country are expected to throng Anuradhapura and Mihintale.
Janashakthi in collaboration with the Mihintale Raja Maha Viharaya
has put up several banners and cutouts in and around the Sacred City
requesting devotees to come with lotus flowers on Poson Poya. The target
is 100,000 lotuses. The assistance Janashakthi has extended to the
public has been acclaimed as a laudable gesture.
Following the success of its Vehicle Breakdown Assistance Service in
Anuradhapura and Kandy during the Esala Perahera season last year,
Janashakthi will once again conduct a similar service both in
Anuradhapura and Mihintale this Poson Poya.
This Vehicle Breakdown Assistance Service will not only benefit
vehicles with policies from Janashakthi Full Option, but also all
vehicles irrespective of whom they are insured with.
Fully automated laboratory opened at Hemas Hospital
Hospital, Wattala commissioned fully integrated Barcoding, Inter-phasing
and a fully automated laboratory system. It includes a system of
integration of the laboratory process, interfacing of analyzers with the
hospital’s information system and a new barcode system which eliminates
errors in entering or documentation of patient details.
This also enables to track and trace the stage of a laboratory test
through the entire laboratory process. In addition, all advanced
automated laboratory equipment (analzsers) have been integrated into a
common computer system, which is capable of carrying out a wide range of
laboratory tests with minimum human intervention.
“Laboratory test results are a vital factor in arriving at clinical
diagnosis and treatment. Clinical decisions made by the doctor, depends
a lot on the accuracy of those results. Barcoding of the samples have
been identified as one of the safest methods to prevent sample mix-up
which could lead to disastrous clinical situations.
Automation is a common method used in developed countries to minimize
human intervention in laboratory testing and errors as a result of human
mistakes. “Inter-phasing of the lab equipment ensures the speed as well
as accuracy by minimizing data entry errors” said Hemas Hospitals (Pvt)
Ltd Director, Medical Services Dr. Aruna Rabel.
Wireless Burglar Alarm System from Singer
Singer has launched Government approved wireless burglar alarm system
equipment installation. As a result of the dire need for affordable,
reliable home security systems in Sri Lanka, Singer now installs
Visonic’s PowerMax+, Wireless Home Security and Management System.
Installation of the security system can be done within 3-4 hours.
The product is an Israeli brand, and in terms of security related
technology, the Israelis are known for their innovations. Also, Singer
does pre-visits of sites to figure out vulnerable intrusion spots that
should be protected. The security system itself works in a way that even
if the occupants leave their house, go on holiday or even if they’re in
bed, they are alerted by voice message to their mobile phone or on SMS
through a GSM link which pinpoints the exact location of entry, so its
100 percent accurate at all times. This device is an intelligent one and
alerts clients on what is open and where.
PowerMax+ is more than a security system. With its remote control
function it can serve as a comprehensive home management system,
allowing users to control house lights or appliances remotely. Via the
use of GSM technology, users will be able to switch on/off lights and
appliances in their homes from miles away. Another feature of the system
is that it lets parents know when their children return home from
By giving users the ability to monitor their homes and control
appliances remotely the PowerMax system provides greater control and
Frost and Sullivan, a global research and growth consulting firm,
awarded Visonic’s PowerMax solution the 2010 North American Product
Leadership of the Year Award in In-Building Wireless Networks Market.
This is a highly prestigious award from a company that has almost 50
years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies. By
receiving this award Visonic reaffirms itself as a provider of solutions
that are robust, reliable and highly-praised by central stations,
security professionals and homeowners. Frost and Sullivan’s recognition
of PowerMax as product leader illustrates our long-standing
market-leading position as well as our ongoing, fast-paced growth in