What if hospitals were run on a ‘not-for-profit’ mode ??

What if hospitals were run on a ‘not-for-profit’ mode and on an objective of providing high class care to the public at subsidized rates. Can they still provide high standard of services and extended hospital facilities to its patients ?

Sri Jayewardenepura general hospital, located in the administrative capital of Sri Lanka, runs like in a mix of Lanka Hospitals and the low cost cargills super marts in town, proving its business model as the perfect business model for hospitals.

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Together with a whole host of patient services and supportive services, the hospital is specialized in many clinical specialties ranging from general surgery to  cardio-thoracic surgery to routine and emergency surgeries of brain and spinal cord and many more..

Stripping out its air-conditioning and training trainee doctors to help with post-operative care, the hospital is maintaining high quality of services at constant, and at highly subsidized rates. It only charges 30-50% lower than the charges of the private hospitals around. What the hospital do different than the most renown hospitals around is, it touches the lives of its patients & clients making their prime concern as the health and happiness for its patients rather than maximizing its profits.

Question is, what do we need from a hospital .. A quality health care or a high class air-conditioned facility that charges all our pockets out ? There is no specific answer to this… However, I suggest to visit SJGH and experience the difference before coming up with an answer.. 😀

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What exactly it takes to get there

The story of the legendary athlete, ‘Milkha Singh’, ‘the flying Sikh’, demonstrated in the movie ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ can just be perfect example of what it  takes to become success in life. More particularly for this addition of my blog, what it really takes to be  an industry leader in business.

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Today I was able to watch this inspiring movie, and am impressed by the perfectly brought story, with every single event covered from the life of this extraordinary human being. How the homeless orphaned boy traveled all the way from the streets of Hyderabad to a world rank athlete.

My vocabulary aren’t enough to describe the toughest challenges the athlete had to overcome to get that gold medal on his neck. However, I seriously think the movie shows exactly what it takes to get on top of the ladder. Both in businesses and in personal life as well.

The athlete had demonstrated us that the future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted, but to the brave. It all should start with a clear vision and carefully set objectives and then it requires real sweat to get there. I hope the readers will watch this exciting movie & get energized to readjust our goals & objectives.