Amrita Doctor Receives Award of Excellence in Community Medicine

Dr. Aswathy S., Professor of Community Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, received the Award of Excellence in Community Medicine for her exceptional service and dedication in the field of Community Medicine at the 3rd Annual Healthcare Summit - AHS 2020, hosted by the Center for Health and Medical Sciences (CHMS) of Venus International Foundation (VIF) on January 9, 2021, at Chennai.

Amrita Hospital Joins Hands with the Kerala Government to Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations

With its launch on January 16, 2021, India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive is the largest of its kind in the world. The District of Ernakulam, Kerala, and Amrita Hospital have formed a unique Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to vaccinate health care workers there.

Amrita Team Studies Health Benefits of Traditional Kerala Cuisine in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

The use of locally available ingredients which are rich in fibre is diminishing in Kerala leading to an upsurge in the number of type 2 diabetes. There exists a myth that consuming parboiled varieties of rice leads to an increase in blood sugar levels. But the nutritional content present in these and its effect on lifestyle diseases has been ignored. To highlight the importance of the readily and locally available ingredients used decades ago in Kerala, a study was conducted to explore its health benefits in patients with type 2 diabetes.