AMRI Hospitals

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AMRI Hospitals
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AMRI Hospital - Advanced Medical Research Institute - Dhakuria - Kolkata 2014-02-12 2008.JPG
The Advanced Medical Research Institute, Dhakuria, Kolkata
LocationWest Bengal, Odisha, India
Emergency departmentYes
Opened1996 at Kolkata, India
WebsiteOfficial website

AMRI Hospitals is a private hospital chain which is headquartered in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The company's head office is in Kolkata, West Bengal, with 3 units in Kolkata (Dhakuria, Salt Lake and Mukundapur), 1 clinic in Kolkata (Southern Avenue) and 1 unit Bhubaneshwar in the Indian State of Odisha. The hospital had also opened a health center in Dhaka for its Bangladeshi patients.[1]


The specialties at AMRI Hospitals include Aesthetic, Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery, Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine, Cardiac Sciences, Dentistry & Maxillo Facial Surgery, Dermatology, Dietetics and Nutrition, Emergency Critical Care & Trauma Management, Endocrinology & Diabetology, ENT & Head Neck Surgery, Gastro Sciences, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Internal Medicine, IVF, Neuro Sciences, Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Onco Sciences, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement, Paediatrics & Neonatology, Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology & Chest Medicine, Radiology & Interventional Radiology, Rheumatology, Urology & Nephrology.[2]


AMRI Hospital, Mukundapur, Kolkata

The Emami Group invested in hospitals with Shrachi Group through an invitation from Shrachi Group's Shrawan Kumar Todi, a family friend. The state government of West Bengal handed control of an polyclinic in Dhakuria to AMRI Hospitals in the early 90s.[3]

AMRI Hospitals was co-founded by the Emami Group and Shrachi Group in 1996, two of Kolkata's developing groups, in a partnership with the Government of West Bengal to expand health coverage options for consumers.[4] The AMRI hospital is a center for training students from the Institute of Radiology and Medical Imaging, and it is ISO 9001:2000 certified.[5]

In 2006, the promoter of AMRI Hospitals acquired Suraksha Hospitals, and renamed it as AMRI Hospitals, Salt Lake. After 2 years, the hospital was merged to leverage operational synergies by forming AMRI Hospitals.[6] The Emami group acquired 32% stake of Shrachi Group in AMRI Hospitals in the year 2014.[7]

Achievements & Recognition[edit]

  • AMRI Hospitals was rated as a top healthcare organisation in the eastern region of the country by AdvaHosp in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, Harvard Business Review, Joint Commission International, Mayo Clinic and Boston Consulting Group.[8]
  • AMRI Hospitals, Mukandapur was awarded "3-Star" rating by the Union Ministry of Power for excellence in energy conservation.[9][10]
  • AMRI Hospitals, Mukundapur officially launched Eastern India's first comprehensive Airway Clinic on 10 July 2018, where both children and adults, who are suffering from disorders affecting their air passage due to various reasons, will be treated.[11][12]
  • AMRI Hospital has been ranked as one of the best private hospitals in The Week-Hansa Survey 2018. Retaining its position among 'Best Private Hospital' in Kolkata, AMRI took it up by a notch by clinching the second rank as the 'Best Hospital' in Eastern region, besides also ranking 2nd in the 'Best Private Hospital' category also in Bhubaneswar.[13][14]
  • AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar launched an advanced trauma care centre (TCC) with an aim to facilitate timely life-saving medical care for road accident victims and other trauma patients.[15][16]
  • AMRI Asian Cancer Institute of AMRI Hospitals- Bhubaneswar launched a unique initiative "URJA – AMRI Cancer Support" for supporting cancer patients and survivors across all its hospitals.[17]
  • AMRI Hospitals, Mukundapur extracted Eastern India's longest gallbladder from 63-year-old Tapati Bhowmik. With this, the hospital stayed inches away from creating a world record.[18]
  • AMRI Hospital Bhubaneswar successfully completed its first cadaveric kidney transplantation on 26 February 2020.[19]
  • AMRI Hospital in Kolkata Introduces 'Virtual Visiting Hours' for Coronavirus patients, aims to make contact With kin easy amid lockdown.[20]
  • AMRI Salt Lake has set up 51 beds for COVID-19 patients. Other than AMRI Salt Lake, the state-run MR Bangur Hospital has setup 1,100 beds, while the new complex of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute has 192 beds, besides 82 more beds set up at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Beleghata.[21]

Awareness Campaigns & Initiatives[edit]

  • AMRI Hospitals organized a social media awareness campaign. AMRI against Dengue, the campaign uses social media to spread ideas and information related with the disease, along with doctors' advice for prevention and respite.[22][23]
  • AMRI Hospitals Kolkata has come forward with awareness campaigns with #BeatTheRisk which was rolled out on 29 September 2018 (World Heart Day).
  • AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, introduced Free Bike Ambulance Service for the first time in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. With the help of these ambulances, early intervention in case of emergencies like heart attack, trauma, stroke and accident will help in saving precious lives.[24]
  • AMRI Hospitals introduced NRI Privilege Health Card for Indians living in different parts of the world. The health card offers special benefits to the Indians residing in the US, UK, UAE, and many other countries, along with their parents living back home in India.[25] In July 2019, they launched a 'Family First Card', a privilege health card aimed at NRIs and PIos to provide healthcare services to their family members who are living in India.[26]
  • On World Heart Day, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubhaneswar held Cyclothon to make people aware about the ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle.[27]
  • AMRI Hospitals, among the region's top private healthcare service providers, created a platform for cardiology patients to form Eastern India's first cardiac support group. To be known as the Happy Heart Club, the platform was launched by a group of patients, who have been treated in recent times.[28]
  • AMRI Hospitals is recognized by Insights Success magazine in "The Recommended Hospitals in India". An annual listing of "The Most Recommended Hospitals in India" that are rendering patient-centric services alongside defining the true essence of healthcare.[29]
  • AMRI Hospitals has started the New Year on a right note, with the first month of 2020 witnessing numerous health, robust initiatives and important events launched by AMRI Hospital across its various units to continue the good work.[30]
  • AMRI Hospitals has launched robots across its units to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure better safety for doctors and healthcare workers. The robots are being used for doctors’ consultation at isolation wards, where COVID-19 positive patients and suspected patients are admitted.[31]


  • Department of Aesthetic, Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery
  • Department of AMRI Inst. Of Laboratory Sciences
  • Department of Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine
  • Department of Cardiac Sciences
  • Department of Clinical Psychology
  • Department of Dentistry & Maxillo Facial Surgery
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Department of Emergency, Critical Care & Trauma Management
  • Department of Endocrinology & Diabetology
  • Department of Ent & Head Neck Surgery
  • Department of Gastro Sciences
  • Department of General And Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department of IVF Centre
  • Department of Nephrology
  • Department of Neuro Sciences
  • Department of Nuclear Medicine & Pet Ct
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Department of Onco Sciences
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement
  • Department of Paediatrics & Neonatology
  • Department of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Pulmonology & Chest Medicine
  • Department of Radiology & Interventional Radiology
  • Department of Rheumatology

Legal Controversies[edit]

Anuradha Saha case[edit]

On 24 October 2013, the Supreme Court of India ordered AMRI Hospitals to pay compensation for medical negligence at their hospital in Kolkata that led to the death of Anuradha Saha, a US-based child psychologist, on 28 May 1998. The court described the standard of medical care at the hospital as "abysmal",[32] and wrote that the court's decision was intended as a "deterrent and a reminder" to the medical community.[33][34] The compensation, which with interest came to Rs. 11.41 crore (US$1.86 million in 2013), was the highest ever awarded by an Indian court for medical negligence.[35]

Fire incident[edit]

A fire at the hospital occurred at Dhakuria in South Kolkata in the early morning of 9 December 2011.[4] The fire was due to a short circuit in the electrical system. It is reported that 95 people, including members of the staff, died due to asphyxiation. Six board members were then released on bail after a temporary arrest.[36] The Dhakuria Unit of AMRI Hospitals reopened operations two years later after it received clearance in November 2013.[37]


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  3. ^ "Emami Founders say Hospitals Investment was a big mistake". Live Mint.
  4. ^ a b "AMRI hospital fire: 73 killed, several injured". The Times of India. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
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  6. ^ "Emami-backed AMRI Hospitals scouts for 100 Cr rupees PE".
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  8. ^ "AMRI Hospitals rated top healthcare organisation in East". The Hindu BusinessLine.
  9. ^ "AMRI Unit gets 3 start rating". The Hindu BusinessLine.
  10. ^ "AMRI Hospitals' unit receives 3-star rating award".
  11. ^ "AMRI Hospitals-Mukundapur launches comprehensive airway clinic". The Hans India. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  12. ^ Feeds, ANI (18 July 2018). "AMRI Hospitals-Mukundapur launches comprehensive airway clinic". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Achievements".
  14. ^ "Endowments".
  15. ^ "AMRI Hospital Opens Advanced Trauma Center". Medical Buyer. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Advanced trauma care centre opens at AMRI in Odisha". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  17. ^ "AMRI Hospitals launches 'URJA' to mark World Cancer Day".
  18. ^ "Kolkata surgeon removes world's 2nd largest gall bladder". Speciality Medical Dialogues. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Cadaveric Kidney Transplant starts at AMRI Bhubaneswar".
  20. ^ "Virtual Visiting Hours' for Coronavirus patients".
  21. ^ "AMRI Saltlake sets up 51 beds for Covid-19 patients in Kolkata".
  22. ^ "AMRI gears up to curb Dengue outbreak in Kolkata this monsoon". The Hans India. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  23. ^ ANI (2 August 2018). "AMRI gears up to curb Dengue outbreak in Kolkata this monsoon". Business Standard India. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Free Bike Ambulance Services in Bhubaneswar, Odisha".
  25. ^ "NRI Privilege Health Card for Indians living outside the country".
  26. ^ "AMRI Hospitals provides quality care through Family First Card for parents and elderly". Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  27. ^ "Heart Day: AMRI Hospitals Holds Cyclothon". The Pioneer.
  28. ^ "AMRI launches 'Happy Heart Club'". Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  29. ^ "AMRI Hospitals: Providing Advanced and Affordable Healthcare". Insights Success. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  30. ^ "Health Camps, Robust Initiatives and Important Events Mark AMRI Hospital's Ideal Start To The New Year". APN News. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  31. ^ "AMRI Hospitals launches robots across all its units to prevent the spread of Covid-19". APN News. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  32. ^ Venkatesan, V. (29 November 2013). "Course correction". Frontline. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  33. ^ "Medical negligence: Will the Anuradha Saha case set a precedent?". Mint. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  34. ^ "In The Supreme Court of India Civil Appellate Jurisdiction, Civil Appeal No.2867 of 2012". Suprme Court of India. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  35. ^ "SC Awards Rs 11.41 crore in Medical Negligence Case". Outlook. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  36. ^ "Two more Directors of AMRI Hospitals get bail". The Hindu BusinessLine.
  37. ^ "AMRI Hospitals Reopened". The Hindu.

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