by Ajay T
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, will inaugurate Amrita Hospital, Faridabad on August 24, 2022. The 2,400-bed healthcare institution will be India’s largest private sector hospital and opens under the auspices of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM). Amma will grace the occasion with her presence and mark a new chapter of compassionate and inclusive care by MAM.
The Hon’ble Governor of Haryana, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, will also attend the opening day, along with other dignitaries. On August 19, an auspicious ceremony of 108 homas will be conducted by 80 women priests and 28 men priests at the premises to mark the days leading up to the event.
The hospital’s benefits will go beyond providing access to the latest in healthcare technology and high-quality patient care in the Delhi NCR. Amrita Hospital, Faridabad has a vision to deliver its services to a patient catchment area extending all over North and North-East India.
From an economic perspective, the hospital will bring immediate support to the area with direct employment for approximately 2,000 people and indirect staff opportunities for 2,000 more. Once fully operational, it will have around 10,000 staff and more than 800 doctors.
According to Dr. Sanjeev K Singh, Resident Medical Director of Amrita Hospital, Faridabad, cutting-edge medical research will be a strong thrust area.
“The hospital will have a dedicated research block spread across a seven-floor building that totals three lakh sq. ft. with exclusive Grade A to D GMP labs. There will be a focus on identifying newer diagnostic markers, AI, ML, Bioinformatics etc. We are in the process of entering into research collaborations with some of the world’s biggest names in medical science,” he said.
“The comprehensive transplant program offered by the hospital will be among the biggest in the country. Amrita Hospital, Kochi has pioneered surgeries with India’s first two double hand transplants and the country’s first upper-arm double hand transplant, amongst several other procedures, and this knowledge has been carried over to Amrita Hospital, Faridabad.”
The sprawling facility in Faridabad Sector – 88 will have a total built-up area of one crore sq. ft. with a 14-floor tower that will encompass the key medical facilities and patient areas. It will be home to 81 specialities and seven Centres of Excellence, including oncology, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, gastro-sciences, bone diseases & trauma, transplants, and mother & child care. The hospital will also have India’s largest facility to tackle infectious diseases.
Training of medical students and doctors is another strong focus area. The hospital will have a state-of-the-art robotics, haptic, and surgical-medical simulation center. Spread across four floors and 1.5 lakh sq. ft., it will be the biggest such learning and development facility for doctors in the country. The hospital will also host a medical college and India’s biggest allied health sciences campus.
Amrita Hospital, Faridabad is a substantial addition to India’s healthcare infrastructure. It is one of the country’s largest green-building healthcare projects with a low carbon footprint, and it is an end-to-end paperless facility with zero waste discharge.
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 with a focus on those suffering from neurological ailments, health talks for school children, general health check-ups, and many more.
This humongous super-speciality healthcare facility, constructed with Amma’s blessings and love, is dedicated to the people of India for healing the sick, helping the needy, and advancing the cause of medical science. This is the second large-scale Amrita Hospital in India after the iconic 1,300-bed Amrita Hospital, Kochi was established 25 years ago by MAM.
Amrita Hospitals and the allied medical institutions of MAM have provided completely free treatment to 5.1 million patients and subsidised care to another 300,000 patients—a total of ₹764 crore in charitable medical care.
Amma is focused on alleviating the burden of the poor through helping to meet each of their five basic needs: food, shelter, healthcare, education, and livelihood. With that intention, Amrita Hospital, Faridabad will carry forward the legacy of Amrita Hospitals that began in 1998.