Dec 06, 2016

Lanka Hospitals receives int’l medical tourism certification

Lanka Hospitals has become Sri Lanka's first health care provider to achieve international medical tourism certification from the US-based Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA).

MTQUA reinforces the service excellence and patient care endorsed to Lanka Hospitals by the Joint Commission International Association (JCIA) of USA.

Lanka Hospitals has undergone an evaluation for several months that included in-depth interviews and a formal review of its operations, processes and procedures against international standards of quality in 10 non-clinical areas that directly influence a medical traveller's wellbeing and outcomes, President of MTQUA Julie Munro told media when she visited the hospital in Colombo.

Hospitals, clinics and agencies in more than 20 countries are certified by MTQUA. Fortis Hospital India, Gleneagles Hospital Singapore and Bumrungrad Hospital Thailand are some of the best known international hospitals to have achieved the MTQUA certification.

MTQUA promoting better quality and safety for medical tourists since 2009, has launched the first ever international Medical Tourism Certification for health and wellness providers and agencies around the world.

Medical tourism becomes a safer and better health care option as medical tourists can now find certified hospitals, clinics and medical travel company’s world wide that meet an international standard of quality in care and services, she said.

Getting a good result in medical travel is more than a matter of using the right techniques or the right procedures, she said.

Medical Tourism Certification comes shows how one should combine his good technique and good treatments with the right care, the right support, the right services, and the right environment that will yield better quality care and results for your patients and clients, she pointed out.