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2,500-bed hospital to be largest in NCR

| SUSHMITA GHOSH
Published : Sep 17, 2016, 1:46 am IST
Updated : Sep 17, 2016, 1:46 am IST

With an aim to provide state-of-the-art healthcare facility to people, Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) is all set to come up with the largest hospital in NCR region in the next two years.

With an aim to provide state-of-the-art healthcare facility to people, Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) is all set to come up with the largest hospital in NCR region in the next two years.

The hospital authorities said that a total of 2,500 beds will be available in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS), giving tough competition to All-India Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, which currently has about 2,400 beds, including at the Trauma Centre.

“The new hospital will also dedicate an entire block to conducting original research, particularly with a focus on finding low-cost solutions to healthcare problems to make medical care more affordable,” said former chief information officer of India Satyananda Misra, who will be serving as the executive director of AIMS said.

MAM, founded in 1981 by spiritual leader and humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi, also known as Amma, is already running Kerala’s biggest hospital by the same name since 1999. AIMS, located in Kochi, is the first hospital to perform three, double hand-transplant in India.

The foundation stone of the upcoming facility has already been laid in Greater Faridabad by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. AIMS will not only include highly specialised multidisciplinary children’s hospital with maternal and foetal medicine and pediatric subspecialties but will also provide charitable and subsidised care to the poor.

According to Dr Prem Nair, who is the medical director of Kochi-based AIMS hospital, the new AIMS will feature complete range of specialties, super-specialties and centres of excellence. “These will include an institute for high-precision cancer diagnosis and therapy, organ transplantation, an advanced centre for neurosciences and epilepsy, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, an advanced centre for lung diseases and transplantation, advanced laboratory for molecular diagnostics, and interventional radiology, among others,” Dr Nair said.

Initially, the trust had planned a facility of 2,000 beds but gradually decided to increase it by 500 beds looking at the need of healthcare facility in the region.

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