The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital), located in Kochi, Kerala, is widely regarded as one of the best hospitals in South Asia. The dedication to providing high-quality care at an affordable cost has attracted a team of highly skilled medical professionals and other healthcare professionals around the world. Started by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (also known as Amma) in 1998, Amrita Hospital offers a broad spectrum of general and specialty care medical services and cross-specialty consultation. Amrita Hospital was inspired by AMMA's vision of delivering advanced medical care to the needy and disadvantaged. It is now an 1100-bed (490 unit) tertiary referral and teaching hospital that serves more than 10 lakh outpatients and more than 70,000 inpatients yearly. The healthcare infrastructure, with an area of 3.33 million square feet spread across 125 acres of land, allows for a daily patient volume of 3500 outpatients and 95% inpatient occupancy. There are 12 super specialty departments, 45 other departments, 4500 support employees, and 670 faculty members. The hospital's infrastructure includes 28 modern operating theatres, 275 outfitted intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a completely digital radiography department, 17 NABL recognized clinical laboratories, and 24-hour telemedicine service.
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