Amrita Hospitals to open India’s largest private medical institution

Amrita Hospital Faridabad is set to begin services in August and will include 81 specialty departments.

The new Amrita Hospital is located in the National Capital Region and will house 2,400 beds when fully operational, making it the largest private sector hospital in the country. Spread across 133 acres of land in Faridabad, the multispecialty facility is set to open in August. It will be the second large-scale Amrita Hospital, with the iconic 1,300-bed institution having been established in Kochi, Kerala 25 years ago.

“This will be truly a world-class institution, the like of which the country has not seen before, both in terms of magnitude of scale as well as medical excellence,” said Dr. Sanjeev K Singh, Medical Director, Amrita Hospital Faridabad. “We are in the process of entering into research collaborations with some of the world’s biggest names in medical science, including hospitals and universities.”

The hospital will become operational in stages, with 500 beds opening this year. In two years, the number will rise to 750 beds and then to 1,000 in five years. When fully open, the institution will have a staff of 10,000 people, including 800+ doctors and a total built-up area of 1 crore sq. ft. This will include a 14-floor tower that will encompass the key medical departments and patient areas.

The institution will have 534 critical care beds, the highest number in India. There will also be 64 modular operation theaters, the most advanced imaging services, a fully-automated robotic laboratory, high-precision radiation oncology, the most updated nuclear medicine, and a state-of-the-art cardiac and interventional cath lab for clinical services.

The hospital’s 81 specialties will include eight Centers of Excellence, which are in oncology, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, gastro-sciences, renal sciences, bone diseases & trauma, transplants, and mother & child care. Mother & child care is especially prioritized, as this is a feature that is not financially sustainable for many private hospitals in India.

“The health of women and children comes foremost, and the hospital will have an entire floor of 1.5 lakh sq. ft. dedicated to mother and child care, fetal and reproductive care, and high-risk obstetrics with a 40-bed unit of nursery and neonatal intensive care. The facility will boast of India’s largest pediatric super-specialty center,” said Dr. Sanjeev K Singh.

He added that considering the country’s harrowing experience with the Covid pandemic, the hospital will have the largest facility in the country to tackle infectious diseases. It is also investing heavily in a comprehensive transplant program that will be among the biggest in India.

“The hospital will be among the very few facilities in the country to conduct hand transplants, a specialty pioneered by Amrita Hospital in Kochi. We will also do transplants of liver, kidney, trachea, vocal cords, intestine, heart, lung, pancreas, skin, bone, face, and bone marrow,” said Dr. Singh.

Cutting-edge medical research is a priority, with a dedicated research block spread across a 7-floor building and totaling 3 lakh sq. ft. There will be an exclusive Grade A to D GMP lab with a focus on identifying newer diagnostic markers, artificial intelligence, machine learning, bioinformatics, etc.

Training of medical students and doctors is another strong focus area. The hospital will have a state-of-the-art robotics, haptic, and surgical-medical simulation center. Spread across four floors and 1.5 lakh sq. ft., it will be the biggest such learning & development facility for doctors in the country. The hospital will also host a medical college and India’s biggest allied health sciences campus.

“The Amrita Hospital at Faridabad would be a substantial addition to the healthcare infrastructure of the country, with its patient catchment area extending all over North India and North-East India,” said Dr. Prem Nair, Group Medical Director, Amrita Hospitals.

“This humongous super-specialty healthcare facility, constructed with Mata Amritanandamayi Devi’s blessings and love, is dedicated to the people of India for healing the sick, helping the needy, and advancing the cause of medical science. The new hospital will carry forward the hallowed legacy of Amrita Hospital in Kochi, which has been a bulwark of the healthcare system in South India for over 25 years now.”

The ultra-modern Amrita Hospital Faridabad will also be one of India’s largest green-building healthcare projects and have a low carbon footprint. It is an end-to-end paperless facility, with zero waste discharge. In addition, there is a helipad on the campus for swift transport of patients and a 498-room guest house where attendants who accompany the patients can stay.