Asiri Central Hospital Conducts Vital Capacity Building Programme for Front-Line Health Officers from Northern Province

Posted On 23 Oct 2020
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(L-R) Dr. R. Senatilleke, Medical Director & Mr. N. Rathnayake, Director Operations, Asiri Central Hospital, receiving a token of appreciation from Mr. P. Senthilnanthanan Secretary, Ministry of Health, Indigenous Medicine and Probation and Childcare Services and Dr. A. Ketheeswaran, Provincial Director of Health Services, Provincial Department of Health Services (Northern).

(L-R) Dr. R. Senatilleke, Medical Director & Mr. N. Rathnayake, Director Operations, Asiri Central Hospital, receiving a token of appreciation from Mr. P. Senthilnanthanan Secretary, Ministry of Health, Indigenous Medicine and Probation and Childcare Services and Dr. A. Ketheeswaran, Provincial Director of Health Services, Provincial Department of Health Services (Northern).

Fostering collaboration between the public and private sector, Asiri Group of Hospitals responded positively to the request made by Mrs. P. S. M. Charles, Governor of the Northern Province to ‘support advancing healthcare services in the Northern Province, through training and exposure for front-line officers in the sector.’

The three-day programme, conducted for 112 participants, in six batches, catered to both clinical and non-clinical staff in government hospitals and healthcare institutions, in the North. Participants included Directors, Medical Officers, Superintendents, Planning Officers, Matrons, Ward Sisters and Management Service Officers.

The programme encompassed a wide range of topics including Patient Safety Management, Quality in Healthcare, Information Management Systems and Communication, Infection Control, Waste Management, Human Resource Management, Cost Control and Costing & Logistics.

During the programme, participants were also able to gain first-hand experience of the hospital’s operations by touring the JCI accredited, Asiri Central Hospital’s wards, including the Neuro Intensive Care Unit, Neuro Catheterization Laboratory, Dialysis Centre, Cardiac, Emergency Treatment Units, the Bio Medical Department, Medical Records Department, fuel storage, generators, housekeeping areas, etc.

At the conclusion of the programme, all participants were awarded a certificate and the success of the programme was reflected in the very positive feedback received from the attendees.

Commenting on the programme, Dr. Manjula Karunaratne, Group Chief Executive Officer, Asiri Group of Hospitals said, “Asiri Hospitals has a well-established track record of collaboration and cooperation with the public health sector. We are pleased to have supported officers of the Northern Province, to enhance and strengthen their ability to respond to community healthcare needs, through this programme of vital skills development, especially as the nation faces the current health challenges.”

Asiri Central Hospital, recognized as the flagship of the Asiri Group of Hospitals has built an unparalleled reputation as a one-stop general hospital that is both progressive and pioneering.  Asiri Central offers patients cutting edge diagnostic services and the most current in medical treatment, with a high ratio of positive outcomes for complex diseases and health conditions. As a JCI accredited hospital, Asiri Central always places patient care and safety at the foremost.

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