Amrita Faculty Chief Guest at FMCON's Workshop on ‘A Step Ahead in Research’

Dr. Sunil Moothedath, Professor and Head of the Department of Child Health Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi, was the chief guest at the workshop on ‘A Step Ahead in Research’ and General Body Meet, conducted by the Alumni Association of the Father Muller College of Nursing (FMCON), on July 20, 2019. Dr. Sunil while addressing the gathering said that the alumni are the brand ambassadors of an institution and is proud of his alma-mater alumni for its efforts in growing in strength and commitment. “I feel a sense of pride to say that I am a part of the Father Muller Family. Family is the place where we get a basic foundation. People judge us by the family we come from, hence I feel proud to be a member of this family because people all over the world have high regards of this great institution,” he said. He concluded that the workshop in research was the need of the hour with medicine asking for evidence based research.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is ranked fourth, with an overall score of 80.94,in the Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019 for Deemed to be Universities .

Youngest Patient Receives Treatment at Amrita For Rare Lung Disease Using Novel Technique

Dr Tinku Joseph, Interventional Pulmonologist, at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, performed a novel Bronchoscopic Cryobiopsy Technique to treat a rare form of interstitial lung disease (ILD) for the first time in the world on an 11-month old infant. “Recently there has been an increase in the trend of this disease in persons exposed to pigeons and poultry droppings also", he said. 

“After a multi-disciplinary consultation, we decided to extract a tissue from the lungs through Cryobiopsy for an accurate diagnosis and found the child was suffering from this rare type of ILD", said Dr Joseph. The baby is now recovering and improving. However, since this is a bith defect, it cannot be completely cured. But the quality of life of the affected child can be improved considerably by prolonging the prognosis, he added.