Amrita Bags Award for Indo-U.S. Molecular Biomarker Knowledge Network for COVID-19 Project

The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), announced the award for the bilateral project partnered by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Stanford University. The project is titled "Establishment of an Indo-US Molecular Biomarker Knowledge Network for COVID-19".

Amrita Hospital Gear Up to Treat COVID-19 Patients

In the wake of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Kochi, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has set up a separate COVID-19 hospital, exclusively for treating positive cases. According to the AIMS, the 32-bed hospital at Njarakkal will start functioning from next week. The three-storey community healthcare center of AIMS is equipped with 27 beds and five ICU ventilator beds.

AIMS Community Hall at Njarackal Functions as a COVID Treatment Facility

With the COVID-19 cases increasing in Ernakulam, Kerala, Health Department of Kerala started taking measures to introduce third phase. As a part of the plan, they have started a COVID treatment facility at the AIMS Community Hall at Njarackal. The infrastructure and manpower required for operating the facility are being provided by Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi.

Amrita Faculty Delivers Talk on “COVID-19: Experiences from Kerala and India”

Dr. K. Vijayakumar, Professor and HOD at the Department of Community Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, was invited by Maternal and Infant Health Canada (The University of British Columbia), to deliver a talk on “COVID-19: Experiences from Kerala and India” on May 28, 2020.