Amrita Hospitals to be a part of Mission Covid Suraksha by Govt. of India, with BIRAC
As part of the Mission Covid Suraksha project, Amrita Hospitals gets a high-end clinical trial unit to conduct Covid related vaccines & therapeutic trials. The initiative was carried out under the funding and support of the Mission Covid Suraksha project with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a wing of the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
The mission COVID Suraksha is a national initiative aimed to provide safe, efficacious, affordable and accessible COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens. On this background, the institution has developed collaboration with various national and international organizations such as WHO, ICMR, Serum Institute of India, IQVIA,to conduct COVID 19 vaccine and therapeutic clinical trials. The clinical trial will be carried out by a multidisciplinary team of experts in basic, translational, biomedical and public health domains. Recently, Amrita Hospitals have successfully participated in COVOVAX vaccine Phase III Clinical Trial in collaboration with ICMR and Serum Institute of India and was the only hospital, represented from the state of Kerala.
Amrita Hospital is a tertiary care academic institution in Kerala, recognized as one of the premier hospitals in South Asia. The Institution has a lofty vision, exemplary mission and remarkable progress that the university has been able to accomplish in higher education, advanced research and innovation, as well as, in creating societal impact at local, regional, national and global levels.
About Amrita Hospital
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital), based in Kochi, is one of the premier hospitals in South Asia. Founded in 1998 by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (known worldwide as AMMA), it offers a full range of primary and specialty care medical services. AMMA’s vision of providing advanced medical care to the poor and disadvantaged was the inspiration for Amrita Hospital, which today is a 1100-bed (490 units) tertiary referral and teaching hospital, serving more than 10 lakh outpatients and more than 70,000 inpatients annually.
The massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3.33 million sq.ft. of built-up area, spread over 125 acres of land, supports a daily patient volume of approximately 3500 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy. There are 12 superspeciality departments, 45 other departments, 4500 support staff and 670 faculty members. The hospital’s extensive infrastructure offers facilities comprising 28 modern operating theatres, 275 equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital radiology department, 17 NABL accredited clinical laboratories and 24/7 telemedicine service.
In 2015, South Asia’s first ever Bilateral Hand Transplant Surgery was done at Amrita Hospital. The same year, Amrita Hospital won the British Medical Journal Award for the Best Surgical Team in South Asia. The Amrita team won the award for its two successful double hand transplants, the first and the second bilateral hand transplants in this region.
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Kochi/Updated on: February 16th 2022