Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J. P. Nadda inaugurated the first International Symposium on Hospital Medicine at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. "The Health Ministry would provide necessary support for the initiation of 'Hospital Medicine', a relatively new subject which is crucial for making India a global healthcare hub" he said. The Minister also formally inaugurated the "Amrita Fetal Care Center- Center for Excellence in Fetal Care" the first comprehensive fetal care center in India.