Ceylinco Healthcare to set up cancer treatment unit

Sri Lanka will receive its most advanced cancer treatment facility courtesy Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL) the preventive medicare subsidiary of life insurance leader Ceylinco Life.

Picture shows from left -- Tirol Perera, Accountant, Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited, Palitha Jayawardene, Director, Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited, R. Renganathan, Deputy Chairman, Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited, Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala, Chairman, BOI and Charles Morais, Brand Manager, Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited.

The new treatment unit in Colombo 2 will be the country's first private cancer treatment facility, and will be the only centre equipped with a Linear Accelerator (Linac) offering the most sophisticated and safe radiotherapy available, the company said.

CHSL Deputy Chairman R. Renganathan headed a team of directors who signed the investment agreement for the establishment of this unit at the Board of Investment (BOI).

Expected to be operational by May next year, the Ceylinco Cancer Treatment Centre will be built next to the Ceylinco Healthcare Centre at Park Street, which is the country's most advanced private standalone facility for cancer screening and for information and advice on the management and treatment of cancers. The new centre will be equipped with the latest Linear Accelerator used to produce mega voltage x-rays to treat deep-seated tumours with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), an HDR - Brachytherapy unit, CT Simulator, a sophisticated Treatment Planning Computer and a C ARM X Ray Unit.

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