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Sri Lanka Positioned to Excel in Medical Tourism, Says State Minister

May 29, Colombo (LNW): Investment Promotions State Minister Dilum Amunugama highlighted Sri Lanka’s significant potential for medical tourism, citing the country’s renowned hospitality, at the launch of the International Patient Care Connect Platform (IPCCP) by Rajagiri Hospital and Medicare Global Connections in Colombo.

Rajagiri Hospital, Cochin, India, which was established in 2014, has partnered with local company Medicare Global Connections to introduce its international patient connect platform in Sri Lanka.

Amunugama emphasized that the expanding tourism industry has created a promising foundation for medical tourism, which could greatly benefit Sri Lanka’s economy. He urged new investors to explore opportunities in this sector, leveraging the country’s hospitable reputation to foster rapid development in medical tourism.

The State Minister assured that the government, through the Ministry of Investment Promotion, will support new investors in this field, facilitating their entry and operations. He also expressed strong support for the IPCCP, which will provide Sri Lankan patients access to advanced medical treatments.

Rajagiri Hospital has earned numerous accolades for its commitment to healthcare excellence, including accreditations from the Joint Commission International (JCI), National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), and NABH certification for Nursing Excellence, as noted by Executive Director and CEO Johnson Vazhappilly.

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