The Institute has established several satellite hospitals in semi-urban and rural areas to serve the local populace. Students from the health sciences campus in Kochi are often posted to these hospitals, and doctors and other medical staff serve there as well. These satellite hospitals are linked to the 24/7 telemedicine service of AIMS Hospital. The technology allows for the transmission of a patient's medical records and images, and provides a live two-way audio and video link which, in case of an emergency, allows a general practitioner at the health center to connect with a specialist at AIMS.
Within the main institute, AIMS' infrastructure is comprised of a reference diagnostic clinical laboratory (including molecular biology and cytogenetics labs), a diagnostic imaging centre, a medical, dental, and nursing college, a pharmacy school and research facility, a computerised and networked Hospital Information System (HIS) and a radiology department. The OPD department receives 100-150 patients/day with an occupancy rate of 90-92 percent.
Hospital at a glance:
• Total beds: 1200
• Total intensive care beds: 135
• Total inpatients in 2005: 36122
• Total outpatients in 2005: 4,24,703
• Total Operation theatres: 22
• Heart Operations in 2005: 2334
• Total operations 2005: 15,371
• Total floor space: 900,000 ft² (84,000 m²)
Purpose: Extending Geographic Access