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Ceylinco Healthcare offers discounts for Agrahara policyholders

CHSL Chairman R. Renganathan (third from left and National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) CEO Sanath de Silva exchange the agreement. Senior representatives of the two institutions look on.
CHSL Chairman R. Renganathan (third from left and National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) CEO Sanath de Silva exchange the agreement. Senior representatives of the two institutions look on.

Public servants holding Agrahara insurance policies of the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) and their dependents are eligible for discounts of up to 25% on cancer treatment offered by Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited (CHSL).

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CHSL and NITF, Agrahara policyholders and family members will be offered a 25 percent discount on room charges, a 20 percent discount on hospital charges for OPD chemotherapy, and 5 percent discount on radiation treatment, lab tests and radiological investigations.

The discounts are applicable to NITF ‘Agrahara’ policyholders who opt to go for radiation treatment from CHSL’s Linear Accelerator or Tomotherapy unit and for chemotherapy, radioactive iodine treatment and brachytherapy, the Company said.

The Agrahara Insurance scheme was introduced by the Ministry of Public Administration, under the National Insurance Trust Fund. The scheme covers almost 900,000 government employees, semi-government employees and pensioners who retired after 2016. Taking the family members and dependents of its policyholders into account, it benefits over 2.7 million people.

The Gold and Silver packages of Agrahara cover cancer treatment costs of up to Rs 600,000 and Rs 400,000.

CHSL offers five types of cancer treatment at its facilities in Colombo. One advanced form of radiation therapy is delivered through the company’s newly-acquired linear accelerator, which is equipped for Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT). Another form of treatment is TomoTherapy which combines IMRT with the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) scanning technology, all in one machine.

CHSL’s new Clinac iX linear accelerator delivers improvements in precision and reduced treatment times, enabling its Radiation Treatment Centre to efficiently deliver wide-ranging radiation therapy treatment, including 3D Conformal Radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and MV based Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT). 

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