DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, in its quest to strengthen the local healthcare sector with latest technology, along with its long-standing partner Siemens Healthineers, a global meditech company, has now secured the highest market presence in the nation’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI scanners) domain. The high market presence further enables local healthcare professionals to make well-informed diagnosis.
DIMO secured almost 41% of the market share in MRI sphere covering both the private and public sectors. All Siemens Healthineers MRI scanners installed by DIMO around the country, perform 56,160 scans a year. The Siemens Healthineers MRI scanners provided by DIMO are renowned for providing exceptional image quality, efficiency, speed and patient comfort. DIMO also offers an unparalleled 24-hour after-sales service for all installations across the country.
Government hospitals such as National Hospital – Colombo (NHSL), Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Teaching Hospital – Jaffna, Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital and the Army Hospital – Colombo 05 as well as several private sector hospitals including Durdans Hospital, Lanka Hospitals PLC, Nawaloka Hospitals PLC and the Northern Central (Pvt) Hospital are all equipped with Siemens Healthineers MRI scanners provided by DIMO.
Wijith Pushpawela, Executive Director at DIMO, who also oversees the Medical Engineering business of the Group, stated, “Both the government and private sector healthcare providers are keen on adopting the latest technology to upgrade their service quality. We have seen a higher demand coming from the government to improve the public healthcare sector across the country. When it comes to the local MRI sector, the government is planning to obtain 3 to 4 MRI scanners annually and the annual requirement of the private sector is approximately 3 scanners. With DIMO’s purpose of ‘Fuelling Dreams and Aspirations’ of all the communities we serve in; we are proud to be able to assist in the process of elevating the overall healthcare sector of the nation.”
The key differentiators of DIMO’s Medical Engineering business from its competitors are, the availability of DIMO’s very own factory trained Bio Medical Engineers for all models on offer and most importantly, they are constantly updated with all the latest technology through training provided by the principal company, enabling them to carry out every installation without the onsite presence of the principal. As global expertise is also available locally, the time taken to rectify any issues is minimal, which is an added benefit for customers.
Priyantha Dissanayake, General Manager of DIMO Healthcare Solutions said, “Our after-sales service strategy comprises regular corrective service and maintenance personnel visits to ensure the smooth function of these machines. Our global partner Siemens Healthineers provides tremendous support in improving the local healthcare landscape with their fast 24-hour spare parts dispatch service, which creates a competitive edge for DIMO in the industry as well. Training and Development assistance provided by Siemens Healthineers is also the prime focus in offering a world-class service to the local healthcare industry. As a result, DIMO is equipped with the highest number of factory-trained technicians with over a decade of experience at minimum.”
Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) is involved in a number of related fields and represents many prestigious principals – Mercedes-Benz, Siemens, Jeep, KSB, TATA Motors, MTU, Komatsu, Michelin, Zeiss, MRF, Bomag, Claas, TK Elevator, Mahindra Tractors and Stanley to name a few. From a company known for vehicles, DIMO today has diversified into many areas. Medical Engineering, Building Management Systems and Services, Power Generation and Distribution, Material Handling, Storage and Warehouse solutions, Power Tools, Agricultural Equipment, Total Lighting Solutions, Power systems and Generators, Refrigeration, Ship Repairing and Driver Training Courses are some of the areas into which DIMO has entered during the past few decades. DIMO has also diversified into fertilizer and agriculture input market. DIMO successfully entered into overseas markets in the Maldives and Myanmar, by expanding their Marine and General Engineering services through partnerships in the Maldives and their automobiles and automobile servicing segments into Myanmar. DIMO is currently working to consolidate on current overseas operations with new markets in East Africa.