||In the fifteen short years since its inception, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has grown from a 115 bed specialty hospital to a 1450 bed super-specialty tertiary care health centre with an attached medical college hospital. On the 17th of May 1998, AIMS was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of Her Holiness, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is the adjunct to the term "new Universalism" coined by the World Health Organization. This massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3,330,000 sq. ft. of built-up area spread over 125 acres of land supports a daily patient volume of about 3000 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy. Annual patient turnover touches an incredible figure of over 615,000 outpatients and nearly 54,800 inpatients. The service of the Institution is nationally accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade. Other accreditations received by the hospital are International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001-2008), National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for laboratories and National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
With extensive facilities comprising 25 modern operating theatres, 210 equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital radiology department, NABL accredited clinical laboratories and a 24/7 telemedicine service, AIMS offers a total and comprehensive health solution comparable to the best hospitals in the world. The institution is equipped with 12 Super Speciality Departments and 45 other departments. The hospital is using Fully Digital Imaging Services as the first institution in South East Asia. The AIMS team comprises physicians, surgeons and other healthcare professionals of the highest caliber and experience. The institution has 4500 staffs and 1000 faculty members. AIMS features one of the most advanced hospital computer networks in India. The network supports more than 2000 computers and has computerised nearly every aspect of patient care including all patient information, lab testing and radiological imaging. It owns a Fully Integrated Health Care Delivery System. Another unique feature is the Teleconnectivity which connects it to 36 Centres in India, 32 in the African Subcontinent and 6 in other Countries. A PET (Positron Emitting Tomography) CT scanner, the first of its kind in the state of Kerala and which is extremely useful for early detection of cancer, has been installed in AIMS and was inaugurated in July 2009 by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India.