The sprawling facility at Sector 88, Faridabad, will have a total built-up area of 1 crore sq. ft
The 2,400-bed Amrita Hospital, the biggest private sector hospital in India spread across 133 acres of land in Faridabad, is all set to begin operations in August 2022. This would be the second large-scale Amrita Hospital in India after the iconic 1,200-bed Amrita Hospital in Kochi, Kerala, which was established 25 years ago by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
The sprawling facility at Sector 88, Faridabad, will have a total built-up area of 1 crore sq. ft., including a 14-floor-high tower that will encompass the key medical facilities and patient areas. The 81 specialities at the hospital will include eight centres of excellence, such as oncology, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, gastro-sciences, renal sciences, bone diseases and trauma, transplants, and mother & child. The hospital will become operational in stages, with 500 beds opening in August this year. In two years, this number will rise to 750 beds, and further to 1,000 beds in five years. When fully operational, the hospital will have a staff of 10,000 people, including 800 + doctors.
Said Dr Sanjeev K Singh, Medical Director, Amrita Hospital, Faridabad: “This will be truly a world-class institution, the like of which the country has not seen before, both in terms of the magnitude of scale as well as medical excellence. The hospital will have a total of 2,400 beds when fully operational, including 534 critical care beds, the highest in India. There will also be 64 modular operation theatres, most advanced imaging services, fully automated robotic laboratory, high-precision radiation oncology, most updated nuclear medicine, and state-of-the-art 9 cardiac and interventional cath lab for clinical services. Cutting-edge medical research will be a strong thrust area, with a dedicated research block spread across a seven-floor building totalling 3 lakh sq. ft with an exclusive Grade A to D GMP lab with 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, including hospitals and universities.”
He added, “The hospital will be among the very few facilities in the country to conduct hand transplants, a speciality pioneered by Amrita Hospital in Kochi. We will also do transplants of liver, kidney, trachea, vocal cords, intestine, heart, lung, pancreas, skin, bone, face and bone marrow.”
Training of medical students and doctors will be a strong focus area. The hospital will have state-of-the-art robotics, haptic, and surgical-medical simulation centre spread across four floors and a 1.5 lakh sq. ft area, the biggest such learning and development facility for doctors in the country. The facility will also host a medical college and the country’s biggest allied health sciences campus.
Said Dr Prem Nair, Group Medical Director, Amrita Hospitals, “The Amrita Hospital at Faridabad would be a substantial addition to the healthcare infrastructure of the country, with its patient catchment area extending all over North India and North-East India. This humongous super-speciality healthcare facility, constructed with Mata Amritanandamayi Devi’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. The new hospital will carry forward the hallowed legacy of Amrita Hospital in Kochi which has been a bulwark of the healthcare system in South India for over 25 years now.”
There is also a helipad on the campus for swift transport of patients and a 498-room guest house where attendants accompanying the patients can stay.