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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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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 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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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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Love & Serve, that is the real Gurudakshina

18 Feb 2017, Amritapuri The 2017 batch of MBBS medical students at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi came to Amritapuri today to receive their graduation certificates from Amma. They also had their class portrait taken with her. During darshan Amma gave certificates to all, one by one, and had a small interaction individually […]

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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 […]