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Intra-uterine foetal procedure at Amrita saves the life of woman and child

14 Oct 2019, Kochi Doctors at Amrita Hospital, Kochi have achieved a significant breakthrough by successfully operating a pregnant woman’s foetus and saving the unborn child. The 21-week pregnant woman’s foetus had a giant tumour in the right lung that was pressing on its heart and the normal left lung. Due to the tumour, the […]

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Amrita Hospital does laser surgery to unborn baby to save kidneys

27 July 2018, Kochi The doctors at Amrita hospital have inserted a laser fibre into a 22-week-old foetus that had an obstruction in its urine flow due to which its kidneys were getting damaged. The laser fibre was inserted through the mother’s abdomen into the urine bladder of the foetus and the obstruction was removed. […]

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Amrita is setting up a homograft bank

2 Aug  2018, Kochi Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is in the process of setting up a homograft bank that will be second such bank to preserve aorta and pulmonary artery from the deceased donors in the state. This will benefit children, who have an infection of the valves. In absence of aorta and pulmonary […]

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Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences signs MoU with Harvard Med School

April 2018, Kochi Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi to collaborate on research and education initiatives in critical care, pain medicine, and anesthesiology. The memorandum identifies joint research and an exchange of faculty and students as areas for […]

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International Yoga day celebrations at Amrita Institutions

21 June 2018 International Yoga Day was celebrated across the Amrita Institutions and different Ashram centers across the country.  Amma initiated Yoga practices during her program in Santa Fe {news}. Speaking on the occasion Amma gave a message saying that “Yoga is the means of awakening the infinite strength within, by training the body, mind and […]

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Football-sized tumour from the jaw was removed at Amrita Hospital

The surgeons at Amrita Hospital removed a football-sized tumour from the jaw of Amar Samad, a 19-year-old tribal boy from Jharkhand, India. The surgery, which was done at no charge, took 14 hours. It involved the reconstruction of Amar’s jaw using his leg bone. It was the largest jaw tumour of its kind ever reported. […]

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Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda Laboratory

Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda (ACARA) Laboratory at Amrita School of Ayurveda of Amrita Vishwa Vidhya Peetham, has been set up with the blessings of Amma. Inspired by Amma’s vision to foster the global acceptance of Ayurveda through world-class multidisciplinary research, the lab is constructed. Ayurveda Research lab and studies will help 1. […]

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Amrita Hospital researchers find way to ‘burn’ liver cancer

Researchers at Amrita Hospital have turned a substance commonly found in bones into a potent weapon that can seek and kill tumour cells. Tiny particles of calcium phosphate, a biomineral that is a natural constituent of the bone, when doped with similarly small iron particles, can become what medical scientists call a theranostic agent, a […]

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$95 million worth free medical care to 4.33 million patients at Amrita Hospital

8 October 2017, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham64  The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, present certificates for totally free surgeries at Amrita Hospital to five onstage beneficiaries. These five individuals were representative of 1,940 economically challenged people receiving such certificates — including 200 recipients of heart surgeries, 70 of neuro surgeries, 20 of kidney transplants, […]

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Segula Meso – open your eyes

Zambia, Africa Embracing the World, Zambia, in collaboration with Vision Without Borders, organized Cataract Surgeries for 216 patients at Petauke, an Eastern Province in the country, in the last week of August 2017. The operations and the hospital care were given totally free to the patients. The volunteers also ensured that the patients were picked […]