drug bank is functioning on the hospital campus where patients who cannot afford
to purchase the medicines prescribed to them are supplied with their drugs totally
free of cost. This all amounts to approximately 73 crore (730 million) rupees in
charity towards health care services alone.
Since the inauguration of AIMS, we have made remarkable progress. This
has only been possible through the extraordinary help and cooperation that we
have received from the Kerala Government, the Government of India, and the dedication
of the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals of this institution.
The most significant element in the establishment of AIMS is the compassion
of Amma whose vision and constant encouragement were the inspiration to create
this facility with only the objective of relieving the suffering of individuals and their
families who suffer with them. Amma’s life of selfless service has helped so many,
not only through curing physical illness, but also by bringing hope, clarity and
peace of mind.
Prem Nair, MD
AIMS was founded on the highest principles with an emphasis on
compassionate service to people, charity, and excellence through
education. The blending of these vital ingredients with competence
and compassion is an extension of the vision and inspiration of our founder, Sri
Mata Amritanandamayi, from whom we all draw our strength and dedication
and whose life exemplifies these high principles in every action.
The revolution in medicine currently underway is an outgrowth of the Human Genome
Project. It will profoundly enhance our understanding of disease and transform the
practice of medicine. But this progress has made new demands on the country’s medical
educational system and the investment in medical technology required to train the new
generation of doctors who are the future of India’s healthcare system. We firmly believe
that this institution is ideally suited to meet these new challenges. AIMS’s commitment to
be a centre of excellence both in medical training and the practice of medicine will well
prepare our eager and talented young men and women to play a key role at the forefront
of their chosen profession.
The nurturing of these values at the AIMS College of Medicine complements a fine
technical education by enhancing skills with a unique understanding and compassion
for those being treated. A commitment to the practice of medicine in its highest form is
a lifelong commitment to humanity. The value of genuine caring and humble service will
build both competence and character and provide joy through action, truly becoming a
labor of love.
The management and faculty pledge full support in preparing our students anddoctors
to serve people in a way that honors this institution and this great country. But most importantly,
hard work and dedication will be multiplied by the blessings of Amma whose sole
purpose is service and the upliftment of the people of India and the world.