The sprawling facility at Sector 88, Faridabad, will have a total built-up area of one crore sq. ft., including a 14-floor-high tower that will encompass the key medical facilities and patient areas. The 81 specialties at the hospital will include eight centers of excellence, such as oncology, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, gastrosciences, renal sciences, bone diseases & 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: “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 operational theatres; the most advanced imaging services; a fully automated robotic laboratory; high-precision radiation oncology; the most updated nuclear medicine; and a state-of-the-art nine 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 totaling three 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 facility will boast India’s largest pediatric super-speciality centre. We are also investing heavily in a comprehensive transplant program that will be among the biggest in the country. The hospital will be among the very few facilities in the country to conduct hand transplants, a specialty pioneered by Amrita Hospital in Kochi. We will also do transplants of the 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 center 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 largest 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. 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.”