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In the eighteen short years since its inception, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) has grown from a 115 bed specialty hospital to a 1300 bed super-specialty tertiary care health centre with an attached medical college hospital. On the 17th of May 1998, Amrita Hospital was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of Her Holiness, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.
With extensive facilities comprising 25 modern operating theatres, 210 equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital radiology department, NABL accredited clinical laboratories and a 24/7 telemedicine service, Amrita Hospital offers a total and comprehensive health solution comparable to the best hospitals in the world. There are 12 superspecialty departments, 45 other departments, 4500 support staff and 670 faculty members. The hospital is using fully digital imaging services, and is the first institution in South East Asia to do this.
The Amrita Hospital team comprises physicians, surgeons and other healthcare professionals of the highest caliber and experience. Amrita Hospital features one of the most advanced hospital computer networks in India. It owns a fully integrated health care delivery system. Another unique feature is the teleconnectivity, which connects sixty Centres in India and nine international centres. A PET (Positron Emitting Tomography) CT scanner, the first of its kind in the state of Kerala and which is extremely useful for early detection of cancer, has been installed in Amrita Hospital and was inaugurated in July 2009 by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. The most recent additions are three Tesla Silent MRI, da Vinci Surgical System (a robotic surgical platform) and ROSA – Robotic Surgical Assistant.