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Former international cricketer, S. Sreesanth, inaugurated the World Cancer Day function at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on February 4, 2017.
Top doctors of the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Michigan (UM) Medical School, USA, met at Amrita Hospital, Kochi, for an International Symposium on Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship on February 3-4, 2017.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, K. Chittilappilly Foundation and Indian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases jointly organised “Lymphatic Filariasis Eradication Plan” for filariasis patients on January 28, 2017.
The 1,300-bed Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, based in Kerala, India, and Nepal’s Association of Non-Government Hospitals (ANGHOS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for improving patient care and healthcare delivery systems at ANGHOS member institutes.
Cosmetically appealing heart surgery in children is increasingly becoming popular. It is now very possible for children with low-risk cardiac diseases to opt for cosmetic cardiac surgery and live the rest of their lives with a scar-free body, explained doctors attending a seminar on pediatric cardiology at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) have always been a source of concern in Kerala. Dr. K. N. Panicker, Professor Emeritus, Department of Community Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi and Chairman of Indian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases- An Amrita Initiative, represented the Asian continent at an international gathering, “Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases”, in London, recently.
The International Gita Chanting Event, initiated by Kurukshetra Development Board, on behalf of Haryana Govt., was conducted in a befitting manner at the Central Atrium of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences on December 10th, 2016. The idea was to chant Gita across the globe at one moment in time for strength and peace. The selected 18 slokas were chanted exactly at IST 6.00 p.m., one sloka from each of the eighteen chapters of Gita.
In a major relief to patients of lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) across the country, India’s most comprehensive lymphoedema treatment clinic has been established at the 1,300-bed Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi.
India’s very first Centre for Aortic Diseases with Marfan Clinic has opened at the 1,300-bed Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi. MLA, Kerala State Sri. O. Rajagopal inaugurated the function. It is the only facility dedicated to comprehensive care of aortic diseases with full range of interventions, both invasive and non-invasive.
Dr. Gopikrishnan Anjaneyan of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, conducted a live Tele Dermatology Consultation to ISRO Hospital (SHAR- Hospital, Sriharikota).