Amrita Among Hospitals Offering Affordable Medical Services

Considering the rise of health cost (consulation, diagnostic services, and surgeries) in India, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi is among a few hospitals and visionaries taking up the responsibility for the country’s health by offering affordable medical services, and setting a noble as well as a profitable healthcare model. 

Located in Kochi, Amrita Hospital is one of Kerala’s premier institute-hospitals, equipped with 1300 beds and serving more than 10 lakh outpatients. A recipient of the British medical Journal Award for the Best Surgical Team in South Asia, the hospital was inspired by Mata Amritanandamayi and inaugurated on May 17, 1998, by the then Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee in her presence. Since then, the hospital has provided $70 million+ worth of charitable medical care with 3 million patients treated free of cost. The hospital also conducts 100 free camps in economically backward and remote areas with diagnostic treatment and medication provided for free. The hospital also has outpatient clinics in Kerala where it provides free medical treatment, particularly to people suffering from HIV/AIDS as well as a cancer hospice in Mumbai providing medical treatment and other basic amenities such as free medicines, rice, and other edible items to the poor suffering from terminal cancer.

Amrita Paediatric Cardiology Doctors Speaks on Congenital Heart Disease

“The burden of paediatric heart disease in India is likely to be the largest among all nations in the world simply because of the fact that there are more children born in India than anywhere else,” says Dr. Krishnakumar R., Head of Department and Professor, Dept. of Paediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi. According to the doctor, one in 120 children are born with congenital heart diseases as of today.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Launches Patient Safety Program

To stress the importance of patient safety, the World Health Organisation (WHO) observed the first-ever World Patient Safety Day on September 17, 2019 (Tuesday) with the theme 'Patient Safety- A Global Health Priority.' Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi has launched a week-long campaign on the occasion to stress the importance of the initiative and spread awareness among the medical fraternity and the general community.

Amrita Doctor Speaks About Color Coded Medicines on World Patient Safety Day

"In a hospital setting, besides prescription audit, it is important that the patient identification is done properly, and that LASA (look alike, sound alike) medicines are listed and colour-coded," says Dr. K. V. Beena, Senior Medical Superintendent of the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi.