Philanthropy means love of humanity. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences salutes the benefactors who make the generous decision to support our work and, ultimately, to touch the lives of many people throughout India. We are in the process of building one of the best medical facilities in Asia and want to keep this facility in the forefront of all medical advances. The hospital's ability to reach this goal depends on the establishment of substantial philanthropic gifts.
Your gifts have a wide-ranging impact. By supporting the hospital, you help provide the highest quality of care for every patient. Through your contribution to Amrita hospital, you can become a partner in helping to relieve suffering among the people of India. Amrita hospital is a not-for-profit organization operated by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, a registered Public Charitable Trust.
The Castro Valley, California based Healthcare Charities, Inc. (HCI) also known as The Amrita Hospital Project, is a nonprofit organization established in 1995 for the purpose of supporting international health and community services. HCI has adopted the Amrita hospital as a recipient of such support and has shipped over 60 ocean containers and over 25 air freight shipments of medical equipment and supplies to the hospital. HCI enjoys tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to HCI may be earmarked for the Amrita hospital and are deductible to the fullest extent permitted under US tax law.
In Kerala's population of 30 million people, over 40,000 children have a congenital heart defect. More than 3000 children with heart defects requiring an open-heart operation were seen at Amrita hospitalin the first year of operation.
The major cost of these surgeries is the disposable items required. Disposable items for a single open-heart surgery is $1350 US. These surgeries are heavily subsidized at Amrita hospital resulting in a cost to the patient that is much lower than in most other hospitals. In spite of this, many parents are still not able to afford the operation. The total cost to the hospital for open-heart surgery including the procedure and the hospital stay is $2500 US. Amrita hospital hopes to provide this surgery free-of-charge for 400 patients who could otherwise not afford treatment.