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HNB Assurance being the innovative insurance provider in Sri Lanka is proud to tie up with Falck as their first Insurance partner in this country. Falck is the largest ambulance service provider in the world and also the world’s largest private firefighting operator. Falck is operational in 35 countries around the world, and provides medical services to five million patients annually. Now in Sri Lanka, Falck’s professional out of hospital medical services are initially being offered within Colombo and the surrounding suburbs. For both emergency and non-emergency out of hospital care, Falck’s 24-hour, three-language Communications Centre uses GPS technology to dispatch the closest professional European style ambulances in a flash. In an emergency, Falck’s highly trained doctors and paramedics provide immediate emergency treatment and stabilization for patients on the spot before the patient is transported to the hospital of their choice.
Donnie Woodyard Jr, the Managing Director and CEO of Falck Sri Lanka recalls, “The relationship with HNB Assurance started two years ago when we were exploring the possibility of implementing an emergency ambulance system in Colombo. HNB Assurance immediately recognized that a professional pre-hospital care system could reduce death, disability, and hospitalization while also contributing to the improvement in the overall health of their customers. We appreciate HNB Assurance’s vision and the commitment to extend these services to their customers with the signing of this MOU. It is an honor to have HNB Assurance as our first insurance partner in Sri Lanka.”
‘It is a huge privilege and an honor to tie up with an international emergency ambulance service in Sri Lanka, FALCK has chosen HNB Assurance to be the first Insurance partner in Sri Lanka. HNB Assurance’s life, motor and health policyholders will soon have the ability to benefit from Falck’s services by paying a nominal charge which will be added on to their Insurance Premium after obtaining their consent.” stated, Manjula de Silva, Managing Director of HNB Assurance after signing the MOU with FALCK.
HNB Assurance customers enrolled in a Falck membership plan will have access to all of Falck’s services by simply calling the 24-hour hotline: 1990. This not only includes professional emergency ambulance responses, but also comprehensive non-emergency services including home doctor visits, laboratory collection, ECGs, and annual health screenings. Falck also provides, in partnership with aviation companies, island wide air medical evacuation.
It is the first time that an international ambulance service is offering their valued service in Sri Lanka, and the customers of HNB Assurance based in Colombo and surrounding areas will very soon get the opportunity to benefit from this unique offering at a very special price.