Amma says that if we cut our left hand, our right hand immediately comes to its attention—applying medicine and a bandage. Why? Because we know both hands to be our own. In the same way, we should reach out to the poor and suffering, seeing our inherent unity.
It is this vision that serves as the inspiration and drive behind the Ashram’s vast network of medical services for the poor and needy—an ever growing circle of hospices, care centres and hospitals aimed at providing state-of-the-art compassionate care to one and all.
As of December 2020, Amrita Hospital and the allied medical institutions of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math have provided completely free treatment to 5.1 million patients and subsidized care to another 300,000 patients — a total of Rs. 764 crore [$104 million US] in charitable medical care.
Amrita Hospital, Faridabad
Amrita Hospital, Faridabad which will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on August 24, 2022. The 2,400-bed healthcare institution will be India’s largest private sector hospital.
The hospital will have a dedicated research block spread across a seven-floor building that totals three lakh sq. ft. with exclusive Grade A to D GMP labs. There will be a focus on identifying newer diagnostic markers, AI, ML, Bioinformatics etc.
The sprawling facility in Faridabad will have a total built-up area of one crore sq. ft. with a 14-floor tower that will encompass the key medical facilities and patient areas. It will be home to 81 specialities and eight Centres of Excellence, including oncology, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, gastro-sciences, renal sciences, bone diseases & trauma, transplants, and mother & child care. The hospital will also have India’s largest facility to tackle infectious diseases.
The crown jewel of these institutions is the Amrita Institute of Medical Science or AIMS, a 1600-bed super-specialty hospital in Cochin, Kerala. Born out of Amma’s desire to provide outstanding and affordable medical care to all regardless of one’s ability to pay, Amrita is one of Asia’s premier medical hospitals. Patients come to the hospital from all parts of India and the world. Read more …
Visit the web: AmritaHospital.org
Branches & Telemedicine
The Ashram also runs a cancer hospice in Mumbai and an AIDS care home in Trivandrum. Teams of doctors regularly make trips to remote villages to conduct eye camps, health-awareness campaigns and checkups. Ambulances and medical teams travel to disaster areas. Free medical dispensaries for the public are located both in Amritapuri as well as in Amma’s branch ashrams. More charitable hospitals are located in Mysore, Karnataka as well as in Pampa and Kalpetta, Kerala. All these branch hospitals are connected to AIMS via a telemedicine satellite link provided by the India Space Research Organization [ISRO].
Furthermore, the Ashram provides traditional Indian healthcare via its Amrita School of Ayurveda, Hospital & Research Centre. Through collaborations between this institution and AIMS, the Ashram is encouraging joint research between allopathic medicine and Ayurveda.
Visit the web: http://ayurveda.amrita.edu
The Ashram is also focused on conducting pioneering research and has departments exclusively dedicated to cell biology, bioinformatics and stem-cell research as well as Nanomedical Science, where biology, medicine and engineering come together.
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