In the fifteen 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.At the Health Sciences campus, the Amrita School of Medicine, the Amrita Centre for Nanosciences, the Amrita School of Dentistry, the Amrita College of Nursing and the Amrita School of Pharmacy are co-located with AIMS. Committed to providing value-based medical education, these educational institutions strive to instil the qualities of dedication and service in the youth. The Amrita School of Ayurveda located at Amritapuri complements the University’s medical competencies in both modern and traditional ways.