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Amrita Hospital initiates India’s first windpipe transplant

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences has successfully completed the first stage of a windpipe transplant on a cancer patient. The complex surgery is done in two phases. In the first phase, the windpipe harvested from the donor is embedded in the recipient’s forearm after stripping it of all cells. After two months, the recipient’s […]

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Amrita transplant team won British Medical Journal award

2nd Nov 2015, Kochi The Amrita Hospital hand transplant team won the prestigious British Medical Journal award 2015 for the category of best surgical team of South Asia. These awards have been instituted to honour the contributions of various teams in this region in different aspects of medical care delivery. The BMJ awards has been […]

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100 Crore commitment to sanitation in Kerala

27 Sep 2015, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham 62 celebrations Amma added to her Rs. 100-crore donation to the Namami Gange campaign by making a pledge that MAM will dedicate a value of Rs. 100-crore in toilet construction and other sanitation efforts. A plaque commemorating the pledge was given by Amma to Sri. Ooomen Chandy, Honourable Chief […]

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Amrita Center of Excellence in Organ Transplantation dedicated to the Nation

8 Sep 2015, Kochi Center of Excellence in Organ Transplantation at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences was dedicated to the Nation by Central Minister for Science and technology Dr Harsha Vardhan today at Kochi. The Amrita Centre of Excellence in Organ Transplantation, over the last 15 years has carried out about 900 cases of transplantations […]

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Over 1000 Organ transplantations at Amrita hospital

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre has emerged as one of the largest centres in India, carrying out organ transplantations. The Centre of Excellence in Organ Transplantation, over the last 15 years has carried out about 1012 cases of transplantations, which includes heart, liver, lung, kidney, pancreas, bone marrow, and small intestine besides composite […]

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Amrita hospital brings open fetal surgery to India, fourth country in the world

26 Aug 2015, Kochi Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre has unveiled a Centre of Excellence in Fetal Care for open fetal surgery – the first in Asia for treating complex and rare fetal conditions. With this, India becomes the fourth country in world after USA, France and Spain to offer open surgery […]

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International Yoga Day celebrated across Ashram Centers

On International YogaDay, Amma shared her insights on the benefits of yoga {news}, while one of her disciples guided all attendees of her program in Santa Fe in simple yoga exercises. Special celebrations were held in honor of the first ‪International YogaDay At Amma’s Schools, Ashrams, Centers and ‪Satsang‬ groups all over the world. Special […]

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2nd hand transplant in India, at Amrita Institute, for an Afghanisthan BSF Captian

The second successful double hands transplant in India was carried out in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 10th April 2015. The recipient of this bilateral hand transplant is Abdul Rahim a 30 year old Captain in Afghanistan border security force. He lost both his hand while attempting to diffuse mines as a part […]

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I have no hands of my own, I move through your hands

India’s first double hand transplant was carried out successfully at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, on 12-13 January 2015. 30-year old Manu lost both his hands in a tragic accident three years ago when he was pushed out of a running train after confronting a group of thugs who were harassing a women […]

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India’s first centre for interdisciplinary study of medicine to come up in Kochi under Amrita University

January 07, 2015 The first centre for integrated study, research and patient care in Allopathy, Ayurveda and Yoga will come up in Kochi, Kerala under the Amrita University. The Amrita Institute of Integrated Medicine and Research Centre is planned as a centre to integrate the holistic vision and therapeutic range of Indian systems of healthcare […]