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.