Amrita Hospital will feature super-specialties and centres of excellence and low-cost solutions to health care

9 May 2016 — Faridabad, Haryana

A new two thousand bed Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (Amrita Hospital) in Greater Faridabad (Delhi NCR) is coming up and the construction work has begun today after the stone laying ceremony. {news}

Model of Amrita Hospital, Faridabad

Dr. Prem Nair, Medical Director of the current Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre in Kochi, enumerated the state-of-the-art facilities planned for the new hospital planned for Faridabad. “The new hospital at Faridabad will feature the complete range of specialties, super-specialties and Centres of Excellence,” he said. “These will include a heart institute, an institute for high-precision cancer diagnosis and therapy, organ transplantation, an advanced centre for neurosciences and epilepsy, an institute for diabetes and metabolism, a centre for liver and biliary diseases, an institute for minimally invasive and robotic surgery, a burn unit, a centre for bone and joint diseases, an advanced centre for lung diseases and transplantation, an institute for physical medicine and rehabilitation, a centre for spinal disorders, an advanced laboratory for molecular diagnostics, an advanced centre for medical imaging, and interventional radiology, among others. It is our goal to have most, if not all, of these facilities provided and rapidly scaled with the new hospital’s launch.”

Model of Amrita Hospital

Amrita Hospital, Delhi NCR, will also have a strong focus on mother-and-child healthcare, he said. It will include a highly specialised multidisciplinary Children’s Hospital with maternal and foetal medicine and all paediatric subspecialties, including paediatric cardiology, heart surgery and transplantation, rheumatology, endocrinology, pulmonology, neurosciences, paediatric genetics, gastroenterology, paediatric orthopaedics and paediatric and foetal surgery.

Dr. Prem Nair

Added Dr. Prem Nair: “It’s important to have a place where complete medical assistance and treatment for mother and child, including advanced paediatric medicine, can be attained under one roof. This is something lacking in many localities throughout India, as many private hospitals do not see mother-child care as monetarily sustainable.”

Dr. Nair pointed out that since the inception of the Amrita Hospital, Kochi, in 1998, the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) has provided totally free medical care to more than 41 lakh [4.1 million] patients, and, during that time, MAM has provided more than Rs. 536.33 crores [$85 million U.S.] in charitable medical care. He said that the new Amrita Hospital would continue the Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s tradition of providing a strong presence of charitable and subsidized care.

Sri. Satyananda Mishra, the Executive Director said that the new hospital would also dedicate an entire block to conducting original research, particularly with a focus on finding low-cost solutions to healthcare problems to make medical care more affordable to the common man.

Amrita Hospital, Kochi, is part of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), and Dr. Nair said the Delhi NCR hospital would become a teaching hospital under the same university system.