Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital (NFTH) is a tertiary care hospital situated in Malabe. It was established as the teaching hospital of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM). It was recently handed over to government and it now runs as a semi-government organization.
Is services at Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital free?
The hospital provides both free services and paid services. There are free OPD services, emergency services, Clinics and wards. These facilities are available in the first and second floors of the hospital. Patients get all the services similar to other government hospitals which include free medicines. In addition, there are paid services providing OPD care, specialist consultation, paying wards and paying rooms. These patients, have to bear the cost for investigations and drugs in addition to the other service charges.
Who are the available specialist in NFTH?
They have consultants in many specialties. Following is a list of consultants available and we will try to update the list as much as possible.
Medicine – Prof. Kolitha Sellahewa, Dr. S.Sivakumaran, Dr. A.A.A. Riyaaz
Surgery – Dr. K.S. Perera, Dr. Karu Nanayakkara
Paediatrics – Prof. Deepthi Samarage
Psychiatry – Dr. Gamini Jayawardana, Dr. Ranjith Jayawardana
Gynecology and Obstetrics – Dr. Thilak Disanayaka, Dr. Suranga Hettipathirana
Cardiology – Dr. Hasantha Ranawaka
Orthopedic – Dr. Narendra Pinto
STD specialist – Dr. K. Buddakorala
Neurology – Dr. M.T.M Rizvi
ENT – Dr. Seetha Arambepola
Other than the above consultants, there are others who do visiting consultations. E.g specialist Dermatologists are available for channel consultations.
Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital is equipped with a MRI scan and a CT scan.
There is a modern endoscopy and colonoscopy unit in the hospital. You can consult the Gastroenterologist Dr. Karu Nanayakkara for related problems such as gastritis, change in bowel habits, blood in stools, etc.
Dr. Hasantha Ranawaka conducts the cardiology clinics. The hospital is equipped with exercise ECG and Echo facilities as per cardiac investigations.
At the time of writing this article, the hospital is undergoing a transformation. However, we will update the article in regular intervals. We advise you it will be wise to contact the hospital before hand if you are traveling far from hospital.
[Last update: December 2017]