A leading private hospital group here has tied up with a premier Indian healthcare provider to facilitate state-of-the-art medical services in the Island nation. The Asiri Group of Hospitals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s Manipal Health Systems with an aim to strengthen and raise the healthcare standards in the country. The MoU, signed by the Managing Director of Asiri Group of Hospitals Ashok Pathirage and Managing Director and CEO of Manipal Health Systems R Basil, aims to enhance the existing expertise and super-specialities of Asiri Hospitals. “We are proud to be associated with established partners with proven track records and expertise. This is a good news for the healthcare and medical service industry in the country and an excellent step forward for Asiri Hospitals in our continuous effort to be one of the best health service providers in the region,” Pathirage said after signing the MoU. While Manipal Health Systems’ R Basil said, this association will bring out the best of clinical excellence and a patient centric culture to this nation.” According to the MoU, the two sides would encourage medical and health professional groups to share experience through seminars and training programmes. Established in 1987, Asiri Hospital is one of Sri Lanka’s premier private hospitals providing state-of the-art facilities, while Manipal Health Systems is one of the key enterprises that emerged from the dream of a great visionary, Padmashree T M A Pai.