Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on May 9 laid the foundation stone for the Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s new state-of-the-art 2,000-bed Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (Amrita Hospital) spread across nearly 100 acres in Sector 88, Greater Faridabad.
The hospital will benefit not only Faridabad, but also the surrounding regions, such as Palwal and several districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre is set to become the largest hospital in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). Additionally, it will include the complete range of specialities, super specialities and centres of excellence. The hospital aims to scale up facilities in future and continue Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s tradition of providing charitable and subsidised care.
- Centres of excellence: Will include a heart institute, high-precision cancer diagnosis and therapy institute, organ transplantation, advanced centre for neurosciences and epilepsy, diabetes and metabolism institute, centre for liver and biliary diseases, institute for minimally invasive and robotic surgery, etc.
- Focus on mother-and-child healthcare: Will provide complete assistance under one roof that is lacking in many areas across India due to lack of monetary benefits. To include a highly specialised multidisciplinary children’s hospital with maternal and foetal medicine and all paediatric subspecialities, including paediatric cardiology, heart surgery and transplantation, rheumatology, endocrinology, pulmonology, neurosciences, paediatric genetics, gastroenterology, paediatric orthopaedics, and paediatric and foetal surgery.
- Research and development (R&D): Will include an entire block dedicated to original R&D to find low-cost solutions for healthcare problems to ensure affordability and cost-effectiveness.
- Sustainable architecture: Being constructed to be Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified — green building, no carbon footprint, zero wastewater discharge, powered by solar energy, environment-friendly construction materials, more than 70 per cent of the campus acreage is planned as a green area, etc.
- Teaching hospital: The hospital would become a teaching hospital under the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) system.