In the fifteen years since its inception, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has grown from a 115 bed specialty hospital to a 1450 bed super-specialty tertiary care health center with an attached medical college hospital. On the 17th of May 1998, AIMS was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of...Read more»


AIMS-Health Sciences-Outreach-SmallIn addition to Amrita's flagship hospital, the 1450-bed, super-speciality hospital AIMS at Kochi, Amrita has also established several smaller satellite hospitals in semi-urban and rural areas to serve the local populace at those places. Students from the health sciences campus in Kochi are often posted to these hospitals, and doctors and other medical staff go to serve there as well. The hospitals are linked to the 24/7 telemedicine service of AIMS Hospital...Read more»

The Health Sciences Campus, spreading over 125 acres, is compact and yet not confined. Students appreciate the convenience of having teaching rooms, lecture theatres and clinical skills laboratories close to their accommodation. Essential support and leisure facilities such as the library, communication suites, student clubs, and cafeterias, are also located in and around the medical school buildings. Student life at Amrita is more than just study. The Amrita schools are an integral part of a vibrant university community that offers an array of intellectual, cultural and recreational opportunities...Read more»

Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS) brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest standards of medical treatment. Our full range of primary and specialty care medical services enables cross-specialty consultation, which assures outstanding treatment for each patient. Our extensive infrastructure offers facilities comprising 25 modern operating theatres, 210 equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital radiology department, NABL accredited clinical laboratories and 24 / 7 telemedicine service...Read more»

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center,
AIMS Ponekkara P. O.
Kochi, Kerala,
India - 682 041


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Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is the founder and Chancellor of Amrita University.  She is also known as Amma to millions around the globe.  A world renowned humanitarian leader, Amma is the guiding light of the university...»»


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February 23, 2015
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences observed World Cancer Day on February 4, 2015. Film Actor and the MP Innocent inaugurated the function. He inaugurated the Amrita Cancer Helpline and released the cancer registry book on the occasion. Br. Anaghamrita Chaithanya delivered the benedictory address.  The website of 'Canserve' - an organization of cancer survivors was inaugurated by P. Jayaraj, Deputy Excise Commissioner. Dr. Prem Nair, Medical Director; Ibrahim Khan, Kerala CBSE School Management Association President; Dr. Pavithran K., Professor and Head of Medical Oncology; Dr. M. Dinesh, Professor and Head of Radiation Oncology; Dr. D. K. Vijaykumar, Professor and Head of Surgical Oncology; Mrs. Kala Joymon, President, Canserve; Dr. Michelle Aline Antony, Assistant Professor, Department of Gynaecological Oncology were the others who spoke on the occasion.  The inaugural function was followed by awareness programs, quiz competition for school students, cultural programs and  a flash mob. The first, second and third prizes for quiz competition were bagged by the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Aluva; Bhavan's Adarsha Vidyalaya, Kakkanad; and Amrita Vidyalayam, Ernakulam respectively.​ SEE ALSO: World Cancer Day Awareness Program 2015
February 23, 2015
Dr. Krishnakumar R., Consultant Spine Surgeon at the Department of Orthopaedics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences has been awarded Scoliosis Research Society's inaugural Robert B. Winter Global Outreach Award in Spine Surgery.  The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is the world's leading organization of spine and scoliosis surgeons, and is based at Milwaukee, USA. “I was deeply honoured to receive the award in the name of Robert B. Winter who was the past president of the Scoliosis Research Society and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society and a founding member of the Twin Cities Spine Center. He was an expert in the spine and scoliosis surgery as well as in research...The award was based on the experience in spine and scoliosis surgery, as well as on the ability to be a strong educator of surgeons in the region. The award worth 13,000 US Dollars facilitated visiting different spine centers across the globe,” said Dr. Krishnakumar.  During October 2014, Dr. Krishnakumar visited Istanbul Spine Centre at Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul as part of the award, to join with Prof Azmi Hamzaoglu, who is the director of the spine services and a world famous spine surgeon.  “I had the opportunity to witness robotic spine surgery and exchanged views and ideas on adult scoliosis, spinal corrective surgeries and growing rod technique in congenital scoliosis.”  At Amrita, Dr. Krishnakumar practices extensively in the areas of deformity correction such as scoliosis surgery, spinal tumor surgery, degenerative spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery for disc prolapse and spinal fusion. Dr. Krishnakumar joined Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi in July 2010 after obtaining training in Spine Surgery from the Singapore General Hospital. He was also was a recipient of SRS Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Washington University. He previously received ISSLS international Spine fellowship and Eurospine awards. Dr Krishnakumar serves as AOSPINE INDIA council as delegate member from South India.
January 22, 2015
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi installed the da Vinci Surgical System, a robotic surgical platform, in December 2014. Two surgeries has been performed using the da Vinci Surgical System. The da Vinci Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by the surgeon. The system is an advanced robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer an option to open surgery. The da Vinci Surgery is a less invasive technique than traditional surgery. With da Vinci Surgery, the cuts (incisions) made in the human body by the surgeon are much smaller than the cuts made during traditional surgery. AIMS uses the da Vinci Surgical System for gastro-surgical, uro-surgical and gynec-oncologic surgeries. Compared with traditional surgery, having the da Vinci Surgery may offer a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, less need for narcotic pain medicine, a faster recovery and smaller incisions for minimal scarring.​
January 8, 2015
The first center for integrated study, research and patient care in Allopathy, Ayurveda and Yoga will come up in Kochi, Kerala under the Amrita University. The Amrita Institute of Integrated Medicine and Research Center is planned as a center to integrate the holistic vision and therapeutic range of Indian systems of healthcare with the analytical, diagnostic and prognostic proficiency of modern medical sciences. Amrita School of Ayurveda and Hospital, Amrita School of Biotechnology both in Amritapuri, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine and Amrita School of Pharmacy – all under the Amrita University will be part of the integrated Centre, which will come up in Kochi. “There is considerable room for studying interdisciplinary avenues between the modern and Ayurvedic treatment strategies, which will help the common man in India to seek a better and more holistic approach to health,” explained Dr. Prem Nair, Medical Director of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. “The purpose is to bring Ayurveda and Yoga into the mainstream healthcare in India.” The Center will bring out replicable guidelines for introducing and practicing integrated healthcare at various levels besides facilities for study and research. It will utilize non-pharmacological and non-technological healing spectrum, including psycho-physiological interventions, behavioral therapeutic measures and spiritual inputs to improve well-being; record and present the experimental knowledge in scientific forums to create awareness and network with physicians from Modern Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga and other systems of Indian medicines, who are in alignment with the concept. The research areas will mainly focus on validation and development of formulations for diseases/clinical conditions known to have effective treatments in Indian systems of medicine, medicinal plant research, drug standardization research, pharmacology research – pre-clinical safety, toxicity and biological activity studies, literary research and documentation, nanotechnology and Ayurveda research, tribal healthcare research, healthcare services, information, education and communication, and clinical research. The Center will also have facilities for pharmacognosy of raw drugs, phytochemical studies of drugs, physic-chemical constants of single drugs and formulations. It will also endeavor to revive and retrieve texts from ancient manuscripts/rare books, collection and compilation of references relating to drugs and diseases from classical treatises, lexicographic work, contemporary literature and publications related to Ayurveda and other medical systems. It also seeks to develop appropriate training modules and guidelines and research on integrative oncology. The Center envisages introducing modules or short courses on principles of Ayurveda into MBBS, M. Sc. Biotech, M. Tech. (Nanomedical Science), M. Tech. (Molecular Medicine), offering PhD program in Ayurveda and interdisciplinary PhD programs; international training and teaching program in Ayurveda, etc. The Center has a component to make available ayurvedic medicines at low cost. It will also contribute to enhancing the Ayurvedic Biodiversity of India through farming of rare species, organic farming to improve the quality of ayurvedic plants, encourage farmers to cultivate ayurvedic plants; training villagers to manufacture Ayurvedic formulations through low-cost pharmaceutical engineering in a small-scale set up.   SEE ALSOAmrita University To Come Up with the First Center in Integrated Medicine and ResearchIndia's First Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Medicine to come up under Amrita University
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About Healthscience Campus

In the fifteen years since its inception, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has grown from a 115 bed specialty hospital to a 1450 bed super-specialty tertiary care health center with an attached medical college hospital. On the 17th of May 1998, AIMS was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of Her Holiness, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is the adjunct to the term "new universalism" coined by the World Health Organization. This massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3, 330, 000 sq. ft. of built-up area spread over 125 acres of land supports a daily patient volume of about 3000 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy. Annual patient turnover touches an incredible figure of over 615, 000 outpatients and nearly 54, 800 inpatients.

The hospital has received the ISO 9001-2008 accreditation. It also enjoys accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for its laboratories and the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) for the hospital overall. AIMS is part of the Health Sciences campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The University is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the highest grade of A. »»