SDG 3: Good Health & Well-being – Top 40 in the World
The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, ranked 7th in NIRF rankings, created medical history in January 2015 by carrying out India’s first hand transplant. This feat was quickly followed by another hand transplant surgery in April 2015 of a young Afghan soldier. These, along with that of Jith Kumar Saji, are the only three hand transplants ever been done in India.
From late July – August 2018, Kerala was hit by devastating floods and landslides. More than 400 people lost their lives and more than a million were displaced. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences sent out medical relief teams of doctors and paramedics who provided round-the-clock medical care, conducting dozens of medical camps in hard-to-reach areas and treating thousands of patients. Amrita’s school of medicine is one of the pioneers of cutting-edge research in surgeries, nano materials and has one of the highest applied research publications in the country.