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Amrita Hospital to begin operations in Aug 2022
The 2,400-bed Amrita Hospital, the biggest private sector hospital in India spread across 133 acres of land in Faridabad, is all set to begin operations in August 2022. This would be the second large-scale Amrita Hospital in India after the iconic 1,200-bed Amrita Hospital in Kochi, Kerala, that was established 25 years ago by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
The sprawling facility at Sector 88, Faridabad, will have a total built-up area of 1 crore sq. ft., including a 14-floor-high tower that will encompass the key medical facilities and patient areas. The 81 specialties at the hospital will include eight centers of excellence, such as oncology, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, gastro-sciences, renal sciences, bone diseases & trauma, transplants, and mother & child. The hospital will become operational in stages, with 500 beds opening in August this year. In two years, this number will rise to 750 beds, and further to 1,000 beds in five years. When fully operational, the hospital will have a staff of 10,000 people, including 800 + doctors.
Said Dr Sanjeev K Singh, Medical Director, Amrita Hospital, Faridabad: “This will be truly a world-class institution, the like of which the country has not seen before, both in terms of magnitude of scale as well as medical excellence. The hospital will have a total of 2,400 beds when fully operational, including 534 critical care beds, the highest in India. There will also be 64 modular operation theaters, most advanced imaging services, fully automated robotic laboratory, high-precision radiation oncology, most updated nuclear medicine, and state-of-the-art 9 cardiac and interventional cath lab for clinical services. Cutting-edge medical research will be a strong thrust area, with a dedicated research block spread across a 7-floor building totaling 3 lakh sq. ft with exclusive Grade A to D GMP lab with focus on identifying newer diagnostic markers, AI, ML, Bioinformatics etc. We are in the process of entering into research collaborations with some of the world’s biggest names in medical science, including hospitals and universities.”
He added: “Considering the country’s harrowing experience with the Covid pandemic, the hospital would have the largest facility in the country to tackle infectious diseases. The health of women and children comes foremost, and the hospital will have an entire floor (1.5.lac sq ft) dedicated to mother and childcare, fetal and reproductive care and high-risk obstetrics with 40 bed unit of Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care. The facility will boast of India’s largest pediatric super-specialty center. We are also investing heavily in a comprehensive transplant program that will be among the biggest in the country. The hospital will be among the very few facilities in the country to conduct hand transplants, a specialty pioneered by Amrita Hospital in Kochi. We will also do transplants of liver, kidney, trachea, vocal cords, intestine, heart, lung, pancreas, skin, bone, face and bone marrow.”
Training of medical students and doctors will be a strong focus area. The hospital will have a state-of-the-art robotics, haptic, surgical-medical simulation centre spread across 4 floors and 1.5 lakh sq. ft area, the biggest such learning & development facility for doctors in the country. The facility will also host a medical college and the country’s biggest allied health sciences campus.
Said Dr Prem Nair, Group Medical Director, Amrita Hospitals: “The Amrita Hospital at Faridabad would be a substantial addition to the healthcare infrastructure of the country, with its patient catchment area extending all over North India and North-East India. This humongous super-specialty healthcare facility, constructed with Mata Amritanandamayi Devi’s blessings and love, is dedicated to the people of India for healing the sick, helping the needy, and advancing the cause of medical science. The new hospital will carry forward the hallowed legacy of Amrita Hospital in Kochi which has been a bulwark of the healthcare system in South India for over 25 years now.”
The ultra-modern Amrita Hospital at Faridabad would be one of India’s largest green-building healthcare projects with a low carbon footprint. It is an end-to-end paperless facility, with zero waste discharge. There is also a helipad on the campus for swift transport of patients and a 498-room guest house where attendants accompanying the patients can stay.