.....posts from 'Health Care'


Amrita Jeevanam, a low-cost medical device for rural villagers

(8 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations Amrita Jeevanam is a low-cost medical device that combines a medical device, an interface device, and mobile device all configured with Amrita’s health-awareness and monitoring program. Villages in rural India often do not have easy access to timely healthcare, village patients will greatly benefit by […]

Category : Around Amma 2014 | Health Care

Amrita Hospital flags off medical relief to flood-hit in Jammu – Kashmir

(2 Oct '14)

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) is sending its disaster management and mobile Telemedicine unit to Jammu-Kashmir to provide medical care to people affected by the recent floods. Union Home Minister Rajnath Sing will flag off Amrita Hospital’s Telemedicine unit at 9am on this Sunday 5th Oct at India Gate, New Delhi. The mobile medical […]

Category : Disaster Relief | Telemedicine

Amrita Santhulam: low cost balance trainer for rehabilitating neuro patients

(30 Sep '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham61, Amma’s birthday celebrations The Amrita Santhulam (Balance trainer), is a low cost rehabilitation system for the elderly patients suffering from stroke, Parkinson’s, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, post ankle sprain and similar morbidities which cause impaired static and dynamic balance in the human body. This was launched on the occasion of Amma’s […]

Category : Around Amma 2014 | Education | Health Care

Amrita Hospital receives the first British Medical Journal (BMJ) India Award

(23 Sep '14)

Amrita Institute for Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) has received the first British Medical Journal BMJ-India 2014 Award for pediatric heart program. The BMJ Awards, launched in 2009, considered as the “Oscar” in the medical field. BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical journals, had unveiled its maiden awards in India this year to recognize excellence […]

Category : Health Care

Free cataract surgeries in Kenya

(12 Sep '14)

Under the initiative of Embracing The World, one week of cataract surgery was held in Vihiga County, Kenya. The team attended total number of 200 cases. Most of them cataract surgeries, some capsulorexis, extrabismus, and one quist. Three ophthalmologists, two nurses, and an optometrist came from Spain to help the operation. All the patients operated […]

Category : Health Care

Simultaneous Pancreas Kidney Transplant done at Amrita Hospital, first in Kerala

(1 Sep '14)

The first Simultaneous Pancreas Kidney {SPK} transplantation in the state was done at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences on the 17th of August 2014. This is the 3rd such successful surgery in India. The recipient is a 31 year old Engineer hailing from Palakkad. He has had Type 1 Diabetes for the past 16 years […]

Category : Health Care

325 Liver Transplants in 10 Years at Amrita Hospital

(6 Aug '14)

July 29, 2014 A reunion of liver transplant recipients and their donors was held at the Amrita Hospital of Medical Sciences on the 10th anniversary of Amrita’s liver transplant unit. Transplantation is the only treatment available from patients suffering from acute or chronic liver failure. Nearly 90% of Amrita’s liver transplant patients survive the surgery, […]

Category : Health Care
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