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.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences to Come up in Faridabad

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital), based in Kochi, Kerala, is recognized as one of the premier hospitals in South Asia. The construction of the new branch of the hospital is in full-swing at Faridabad with 2,400 beds, making it the largest in the country and perhaps, even in Asia. The hospital’s extensive infrastructure offers facilities comprising 28 modern operating theatres, 275 well-equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital radiology department, 17 NABL accredited clinical laboratories and 24/7 telemedicine service.