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FRONTIER LIFELINE TO HELP SRI LANKA BASED NAWALOKA HOSPITAL IN SETTING UP A HEART TRASPLANT CENTRE

Dr. K M Cherian

Nawaloka Hospital, one of Sri Lankas largest private hospitals and the first to introduce Intensive Care Units, Coronary Care Units, Laparoscopic Surgery and Thoracic Surgery has invited Dr. K M Cherian, Chairman and CEO of Frontier Lifeline Hospital to set up a heart transplant program centre at Sri Lanka.

Having set benchmarks in patient care with its path breaking work, Nawaloka Hospital has requested Dr. K M Cherian to set up a transplant program in Sri Lanka where the goal to is to provide quality transplantations as done in India and idea of launching Sri Lanka into the ambitious frontier of heart and lung transplant surgery.

Commending the hospitals effort, Mr. Harshith Dharmadasa, Director, Nawaloka Hospitals PLC said “India is considered to be the leading country for its best facilities, techniques and trained surgeons for heart transplant which have brought the country on the world map with the success stories of transplant patients. The advanced medical science techniques, development of effective immunosuppressive medicines and the modes to change acute heart rejection have aided in the growing number of successful heart transplantation in India. Sri Lanka has always been keen to develop a Heart and Lung Transplantation Programme and make it a centre for neighbouring countries, hence we thought to do it right and approach Dr. K M Cherian who would help us to set up Sri Lanka’s Heart and Lung Transplantation Programme to international standards”.

Speaking about the development, Dr. K M Cherian said “We are honoured to partner with Nawaloka Hospital and extend the healthcare services where patients will have an access to the finest medical treatment at state-of-the-art medical facilities. By setting up the heart transplantation centre, we promise to bring best medical care at Nawaloka Hospital and replicate the culture, care and sentiment with which Mr. Deshamanya H. K. Dharmadasa, Chairman of Nawaloka Hospital started”.

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