SingHealth to conduct operations free
Specialists from Singapore General Hospital (SingHealth) were in Sri
Lanka to share the latest medical technology and expertise with Sri
Dr. I. Puvanendran from SingHealth said that they will conduct
operations free and also donate the equipment to the hospitals. He said
in the 1970s Sri Lankans went to Singapore and contributed to their
development and today we have come to reciprocate.
In the 1970s Singapore knew what high standards Sri Lanka had. Dr.
Puvanendran, himself a Sri Lankan who left Sri Lanka in 1971 for
Singapore specialises in Sleep disorders.
Dr. Edward Owe said that they welcome the opportunity to cross share
insights in medical advances with doctors in Sri Lanka and hope this is
the start of many more to come. "We have a history of sharing medical
expertise through conferences, fellowships and training sessions", he
The high patient-volumes in SGH have allowed our healthcare
professionals to hone their skills and build clinical expertise. Most
importantly, it has allowed SGH to be early adopters of proven medical
technology, which has improved patient outcomes.
The most significant of these technologies is the suite of Minimally
Invasive Surgery (MIS) techniques for the treatment of various
conditions from cancer to slip discs.
In addition, SGH was the first in Asia to use computer-assisted and
MIS techniques for knee replacement surgery in 2005. It is also the
training ground for doctors in the region for new MIS techniques for
Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is Singapore's largest acute
tertiary hospital and national referral centre. Dedicated to providing
multi disciplinary medical care and backed by state-of-the-art
facilities, it offers team-based quality patient care that is widely
acknowledged to be among the best in the world.