Amrita Doctor Speaks at 39th Session of the Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series

Ministry of Tourism introduced the latest session of Dekho Apna Desh webinar series on Unlocking Travel & Tourism Safely & Responsibly during COVID on June 27, 2020. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh, Chief Medical Superintendent, Amrita Institute of Medical & Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, delivered a session at the 39th Session of the Dekho Apna Desh webinar series along with Dr. Sandeep Bhalla Director of Public Health Foundation of India, Dr. Paridhi Mody, Program Officer of Public Health Foundation of India and was moderated by Ms. Rupinder Brar, ADG, Ministry Of Tourism.

Dekho Apna Desh Series is an effort to showcase India’s rich diversity under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Amrita School of Medicine Ranked Seventh Best in India: NIRF Rankings 2020

School of Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi has ranked 7th Best in MBBS Colleges in India as per the NIRF Rankings 2020.

Amrita Doctors Remove Rare Tumour From Patient's Lungs and Heart in First Reported Case in Country

A 34-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with a rare type of inflammatory pseudo tumour named inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) of the lung, had undergone a successful surgery at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi. The surgery took place in three sittings. Dr. Tinku Joseph, Interventional Plmonogist; Dr. Murugan P., Thoracic Surgeon; Dr. Kiran Gopal, Dr. Praveen Varma, Cardiac Surgeons, Dr. Ajit Nambiar, Chief Pathologist; Dr. Avik Jayanth, Dr. Reshmi and Dr. Rajesh, Cardiac Anesthesia team of AIMS treated the patient.

Amrita Doctor Speak about Post - COVID Health Risks

Even as the search for a medical cure for COVID-19 remains elusive, experts are increasingly worried about its long-term ramifications on the health of those who have recovered from the infection. Dr. Tinku Joseph, Intrventional Pulmonologist, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, said that the permanent damage to the lung tissue and pulmonary blood clots can occur in patients whose respiratory systems had deteriorated during the infection, necessitating ICU ventilator support. "When pneumonia progresses to become acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), it may lead to a lot of complications for the patient even after recovery. Long-term breathing difficulty can occur. Pulmonary fibrosis, which is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged, and pulmonary embolism, a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs are blocked by blood clots, can occur. However, for persons who had developed viral pneumonia during the SARS-CoV-2 infection and got cured, not many complications may happen later," he says.