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PM to open India's largest private 2,400-bed Amrita Hospital in Faridabad

Founded on compassion, the super-speciality healthcare and medical research centre, spread across 130 acres in Faridabad's Sector 88, will have its immediate catchment area in Delhi-NCR.

by RM Nair

NEW DELHI, Aug 19: India's largest state-of-the-art private hospital with 2,400 beds is opening in Faridabad. Promoted by the globally known philanthropic and spiritual organisation, Mata Amritanandamayi Mutt (MAM), the multi-speciality medical centre will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 24.

MAM founder and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, fondly known as Amma, will grace the occasion and further lead the path to compassionate and inclusive healthcare.

Amrita Hospital, Faridabad, is an institution founded on compassion and guided by science, says MAM. Every treatment will therefore be delivered with love and patience. The hospital is equipped with world-class facilities and a team dedicated to excellence. It will have collaborative medical projects with world's leading research centres.

This humongous super-speciality healthcare facility, spread across 130 acres in Faridabad's Sector 88, is one of the country’s largest green-building healthcare projects and maintains a low carbon footprint and zero wastewater discharge. It plans to be solar-powered shortly.

The hospital has 81 specialities and include the largest facilities in India to handle infectious diseases. According to Dr Sanjeev K Singh, Resident Medical Director of the hospital, the facilities will have a strong focus on cutting-edge medical research. It will have a dedicated research block spread across a seven-floor building. The hospital will also host a medical college. The comprehensive transplant program offered by the hospital will be among the biggest in the country.

The hospital has a helipad for transportation of patients and a 498-room guest house where attendants accompanying the patients can stay.

The hospital will have:-

  • 2,400 beds
  • 81 specialities
  • Sprawling 130-acre campus
  • A 5.2-lakh square foot medical college
  • 64 fully networked modular operation theatres
  • Smart ICUs with 534 critical-care beds that are digitally monitored round-the- clock
  • The largest paediatric super-speciality centre in India
  • State-of-the-art fully automated smart laboratories
  • The most advanced medical imaging services in the country
  • High-precision radiation oncology, the largest of its kind in the country
  • India’s largest, latest and most-advanced physical medicine and rehabilitation centre
  • Centre of excellence for nuclear medicine in diagnostic and therapeutics
  • The largest centre in the country for robotics, haptic, cadaveric, high-fidelity, surgical and medical simulation
  • Largest single-floor space dedicated to mother and childcare
  • State-of-the-art cardiac and interventional cath lab
  • Largest facilities to handle infectious diseases
  • Dedicated research block

As part of its community initiatives, Amrita Hospitals has already started medical outreach programs at various residence welfare associations in and around Faridabad. These include awareness programs for the elderly, health talks for schoolchildren, general health check-ups etc.

The thrust area will be providing high quality patient care in the Delhi-NCR. Gradually the patient catchment area will be be extending to all over North and North-East India.

The hospital will provide direct employment for approximately 2,000 people and indirect staff opportunities for 2,000 others. Once fully operational, it will have around 10,000 staff and more than 800 doctors.

Amrita Hospitals and allied medical institutions of MAM have provided free treatment to 5.1 million patients and subsidised care to another 3,00,000 patients involving a total of Rs 764 cr in charitable medical care.

A similar hospital and research centre called Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), an iconic 1,300-bed hospital, is functioning in Kochi for the last 25 years.

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