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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 […]

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Upper double arm transplant at Amrita Hospital for a female recipient from a male donor

Shreya Siddanagowda was only 19 years old when she tragically lost both of her arms in a bus accident last year. Today she received the upper double-arm transplant at Amrita Hospital. Shreya has two arms again, and her doctors expect her to regain 85% of her hands’ functioning within 18 months. The procedure that gave […]

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Hanging brain matter removed, tribal boy gets  a face lift at Amrita Hospital

July 2017, Kochi Manikandan, the son of plantation workers in Palakkad, Kerala, was born with a rare medical condition called Eencephlocele. Encephalocele is a rare congenital disorder in which bones of a baby’s skull do not close completely in the mother’s uterus. This creates an opening through which brain tissue and cerebro-spinal fluid protrude out […]

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Can Ayurveda and Allopathy go hand in hand? Amma addresses a group of doctors

8 Aug 2017, Amritapuri Ashram  Amma met with 25 speakers from Amrita Samyogam –  the International Conference on Integrative Medicine that was recently hosted on August 6th and 7th at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi.  This was the largest conference on Integrative Medicine held in India and the delegates and speakers came […]

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Amrita Kripa Hospital received award for its 0% transmission of HIV to children

Amrita Kripa Hospital, Mysuru received a national award in recognition of its 0% transmission of HIV to children born to HIV positive mothers. The award was bestowed on 7 July 2017, at a national conference on the “Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis” in New Delhi. The National Consultation was hosted […]

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Amrita to improve patient care in Non-Government Hospitals (ANGHOS) of Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal – January 23, 2017  Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, India, and Nepal’s Association of Non-Government Hospitals (ANGHOS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for improving patient care and healthcare delivery system at ANGHOS member institutes. Under the agreement, Amrita hospital will be setting up state-of-the-art telemedicine service for specialty and sub-specialty consultation […]

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Amrita hospital launches first cosmetic heart surgery for kids in India

For the first time in India, Amrita Hospital in Kochi, Kerala has introduced cosmetic heart surgery for children – a procedure that has gained popularity in Europe in the last decade. Cosmetic heart surgery means cardiac surgery with an alternative approach through minimally invasive procedure. “The advantage of this advanced surgical procedure is that, the […]