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's Study on the Impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmic Care

A study on the impact of Covid-19 on ophthalmic care during lockdown by researchers at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham showed that the percentage of ophthalmic activities across different service providers like teaching hospitals, speciality clinics and standalone clinics went down by 100% in speciality and standalone clinics which it fell by 95% in the full lockdown period on March 24-April 30, 2020.

Amrita Develop Remote Controlled Robots to Help Health Workers During COVID-19

Humanitarian Technology (HuT) Lab, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, headed by Dr. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam (Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication, School of Engineering, Amritapuri) has developed remote-controlled robots ANNAPOORNA, PRABHA and MARUTI for COVID-19 scenarios.

Amrita Develops "Prabha"- Ultraviolet Room Disinfection Tele-Operated Robot during COVID Pandemic

Prabha, a robot that cleans room by systematically disinfecting the area with UV light. It can clean a 12’X12’ room, killing any COVID-19 virus that may be lurking, in 30 minutes to one hour depending upon how many lamps are connected to it.