Ayudar a las personas sin hogar en Francia: ETW visita regularmente las calles de 10 ciudades
Voluntarios de toda Francia visitan las calles urbanas semanalmente para conocer a las personas que viven allí. Mediante la creación de relaciones a largo plazo, el objetivo es ofrecer un puente con la sociedad de la que se se margina a quienes que necesitan un hogar.
Pierre fue uno de los fundadores de la iniciativa de ETW France para ayudar a las personas sin hogar. Se inspiraron para iniciar el proyecto en París en 2011, ya que el número de personas sin vivienda permanente iba en aumento. El equipo comenzó desde cero, saliendo a ver qué necesitaba la gente, y rápidamente se conectaron con organizaciones y ONG establecidas para aprender los protocolos.
Amrita Hospitals to open India’s largest private medical institution
Amrita Hospital Faridabad is set to begin services in August and will include 81 specialty departments.
June 16, 2022 - Faridabad, Haryana
The new Amrita Hospital is located in India’s National Capital Region and will house 2,400 beds when fully operational, making it the largest private sector hospital in the country. Spread across 133 acres of land in Faridabad, the multispecialty facility is set to open in August. It will be the second large-scale Amrita Hospital, with the iconic 1,300-bed institution having been established in Kochi, Kerala 25 years ago.
“This will be truly a world-class institution, the like of which the country has not seen before, both in terms of magnitude of scale as well as medical excellence,” said Dr. Sanjeev K Singh, Medical Director, Amrita Hospital Faridabad. “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.”
The hospital will become operational in stages, with 500 beds opening this year. In two years, the number will rise to 750 beds and then to 1,000 in five years. When fully open, it will have a staff of 10,000 people, including 800+ doctors and a total built-up area of 1 crore sq. ft. This will include a 14-floor tower that will encompass the key medical departments and patient areas.
The institution will have 534 critical care beds, the highest number in India. There will also be 64 modular operation theaters, 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 cardiac and interventional cath lab for clinical services.
The hospital’s 81 specialties will include eight Centers of Excellence, which are in oncology, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, gastro-sciences, renal sciences, bone diseases & trauma, transplants, and mother & child care. Mother & child care is especially prioritized, as this is a feature that is not financially sustainable for many private hospitals in India.
"The health of women and children comes foremost, and the hospital will have an entire floor of 150,000 sq. ft. dedicated to mother and child care, fetal and reproductive care, and high-risk obstetrics with a 40-bed unit of nursery and neonatal intensive care. The facility will boast of India’s largest pediatric super-specialty center,” said Dr. Singh.
He added that considering the country’s harrowing experience with the Covid pandemic, the hospital will have the largest facility in the country to tackle infectious diseases. It is also investing heavily in a comprehensive transplant program that will be among the biggest in India.
“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 liver, kidney, trachea, vocal cords, intestine, heart, lung, pancreas, skin, bone, face, and bone marrow,” said Dr. Singh.
Cutting-edge medical research is a priority, with a dedicated research block spread across a 7-floor building and totaling 300,000 sq. ft. There will be an exclusive Grade A to D Good Management Practices (GMP) lab with a focus on identifying newer diagnostic markers, artificial intelligence, machine learning, bioinformatics, etc.
Training of medical students and doctors is another strong focus area. The hospital will have a state-of-the-art robotics, haptic, and surgical-medical simulation center. Spread across four floors and 150,000 sq. ft., it will be the biggest such learning & development facility for doctors in the country. The hospital will also host a medical college and India’s biggest allied health sciences campus.
“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,” said Dr. Prem Nair, Group Medical Director, Amrita Hospitals.
“This humongous super-specialty healthcare facility, constructed with Mata Amritanandamayi Devi’s blessings and love, is dedicated to the people of India for healing the sick, helping the needy, and advancing the cause of medical science. 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.”
The ultra-modern Amrita Hospital Faridabad will also be one of India’s largest green-building healthcare projects and have a low carbon footprint. It is an end-to-end paperless facility, with zero waste discharge. In addition, there is a helipad on the campus for swift transport of patients and a 498-room guest house where attendants who accompany the patients can stay.
Photo 1: Amrita Hospital Faridabad will have 2,400 beds when fully operational which includes 534 critical care beds, the largest number in India.
Photo 2: Dr. Sanjeev K Singh, Medical Director, Amrita Hospital Faridabad, said the hospital will be a truly world-class institution, both in terms of magnitude of scale and medical excellence.
Photo 3: Dr. Prem Nair said the new facility is dedicated to the people of India for healing the sick, helping the needy, and advancing the cause of medical science
Hospitales Amrita abrirá la institución médica privada más grande de la India
El Hospital Amrita de Faridabad está previsto que inicie sus servicios en agosto e incluirá 81 departamentos especializados.
El nuevo Hospital Amrita está ubicado en la región de la capital nacional de la India y albergará 2.400 camas cuando esté en pleno funcionamiento, lo que lo convierte en el hospital del sector privado más grande del país. Las instalaciones de especialidades múltiples están ubicadas en 133 acres de tierra de Faridabad, y está previsto que abran en agosto. Será el segundo Hospital Amrita a gran escala, ya que la icónica institución de 1300 camas se estableció en Kochi, Kerala, hace 25 años.
Amrita and the Govt of India collaborate to develop disaster-warning technology for coastal communities
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India. This milestone initiative at the university aims to provide practical measures for people in coastal areas when emergencies strike. The agreement addresses community resilience, hazard & disaster preparedness, joint research & development, and collaborative courses.
The MoU is on behalf of the Amrita School for Sustainable Development, UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development, and Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications. It was jointly signed by Dr Srinivasa Kumar, Director, INCOIS, and Dr Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Amrita’s Provost and took place in the presence of Amma, who is the university’s Chancellor. Dr. TVS Udaya Bhaskar with the Ocean Data Management Division and Mr B Ajay Kumar with the Operational Ocean Services Division also graced the occasion.
“INCOIS is happy to collaborate with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. This MoU will strengthen collaborative research between the academic and scientific community, thereby enhancing the scope and reachability of INCOIS operational ocean forecasts to the coastal population,” said Dr Kumar.
“Further, the tsunami-ready community recognition program proposed under this MoU will enhance the capacity of coastal communities to effectively prepare and respond to tsunamis and other ocean-related hazards.”
Dr Ramesh is also the university’s UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development. She explained, “We are excited to enter this collaborative partnership with INCOIS and aim to bring sustainable solutions that build community resilience for the coastal population.
“By blending multidisciplinary domains and technology-based interventions, Amrita and INCOIS will work towards developing an impact-based early-warning assessment of natural hazards. These include the detection of tsunamis, storms, and high wave sea-level changes to help enhance the climate readiness of the maritime community. Along with this, several academic and research collaborations are planned for areas such as joint courses, faculty exchange, and R&D activities.”
The village of Alappad in the Kollam district of Kerala was one of the worst hit places during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. As part of the MoU, INCOIS and the Alappad Grama Panchayat, the village’s local government, joined hands with UNESCO to launch the Tsunami Ready Program. It is a community performance-based initiative by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) that aims to prepare people for tsunamis through collaboration with the public, community leaders, and national and local emergency management agencies.
Mr Ullas Unni, President, Alappad Grama Panchayat, Dr Sreeja Unnikrishnan, a Hazard Analyst with Kollam’s District Disaster Management Authority, and Mr R Ranganathan, Chief Coordinator, AmritaSREE Self-Help Groups also joined the event.
Tsunami Ready builds resilient communities through awareness and preparation strategies that will protect life, livelihoods, and property from tsunamis. The first meeting was held with 11 ward members, the Panchayat President, Alappad community members, and Amrita faculty and students. After Alappad, the program is set to be extended to neighboring coastal regions.
Dr Unnikrishnan addressed the high value of educating people about steps to take in advance of disasters, alongside ensuring effective evacuation mechanisms. She especially extended her whole-hearted support to prepare the community for another tsunami.
Mr Ranganathan spoke about how AmritaSREE was launched as a response to the 2004 Tsunami by imparting vocational training in 21 areas to women from the coastal communities. He lauded the efforts of Amma in relief, rehabilitation, and building community resilience in the coastal region in the wake of disasters. AmritaSREE has been able to instill its members with new pathways to earn for their families that are not dependent upon nature’s increasingly irregular cycles, especially for fishing and farming.
Over the past few decades, India has witnessed a significant rise in climatic events and natural disasters, particularly along the coastlines. Guided by Amma and inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, Amrita has been at the forefront of providing short-term and long-term relief. Some of the technological innovations include:
• OceanNet to provide Internet connectivity for fishers at sea
• Amrita Kripa Mobile App for effective and timely management of relief and rehabilitation efforts during emergencies
• Amrita Unmanned Aerial Systems to remotely drop medical payload and other supplies during disasters
Photo 1: Dr Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh with Amrita and Dr Srinivasa Kumar with INCOIS signed the MoU in the presence of Amma, who is the university’s Chancellor.
Photo 2: Dr Kumar spoke about how this MoU will strengthen collaborative research between the academic and scientific community.
Photo 3: Dr Ramesh addressed how the agreement aims to develop sustainable solutions that build community resilience for the coastal population in the face of disasters.
Photo 4: The MoU includes bringing together members of the village of Alappad to participate in UNESCO’s Tsunami Ready program. Alappad was one of the communities worst hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Amrita y el Gobierno de la India colaboran para desarrollar tecnología de alerta de desastres para las comunidades costeras
La investigación tiene como objetivo proporcionar a las comunidades costeras soluciones de alerta temprana basadas en tecnología para desastres naturales.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ha firmado un Memorando de Entendimiento (MoU) de cinco años con el Centro Nacional Indio para Servicios de Información Oceánica (INCOIS) del Ministerio de Ciencias de la Tierra, Gobierno de India. Esta iniciativa histórica de la Universidad Amrita tiene como objetivo proporcionar medidas prácticas para las personas en las zonas costeras cuando ocurren emergencias. El acuerdo aborda la resiliencia de la comunidad, la preparación ante amenazas y desastres, la investigación y el desarrollo conjuntos y los cursos colaborativos.
AYUDH India and Europe connect to celebrate World Environment Day
AYUDH India y Europa se conectan para celebrar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente
El Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente se celebra el 5 de junio para alentar a los ciudadanos de todo el mundo a adoptar medidas y proteger la Tierra. El tema de este año, 'Solo una Tierra', exige un cambio transformador en las políticas y opciones para permitir una vida más limpia, más verde y sostenible en armonía con la naturaleza.
AYUDH India y Europa conectados para compartir ideas y llevar a cabo acciones. A través de un webcast, los voluntarios de AYUDH de los estados de la India organizaron un taller ecológico de las 3R (reducir, reutilizar, reciclar) e invitaron a Dorian Spaak de AYUDH Europa como invitado principal.
La entrega no es más que la renuncia a nuestros deseos y aversiones. Es entonces cuando nuestro corazón se abre. La gracia del Guru siempre está presente, pero debemos concedernos también nuestra propia gracia.13 Julio 2022. Celebración de Guru Purnima en Amritapuri.
El Hospital Amrita de Faridabad tiene previsto ofrecer sus servicios en agosto e incluirá 81 especialidades.
El nuevo Hospital Amrita está situado en la región de la capital de la nación y albergará 2.400 camas cuando esté en pleno funcionamiento, lo que lo convertirá en el hospital del sector privado más grande del país. Se extiende sobre 53,82 hectáreas en Faridabad y las instalaciones de especialidades múltiples tienen prevista su apertura en agosto. Será el segundo hospital Amrita a gran escala, junto al icónico Hospital Amrita de Cochín, Kerala, con 1.300 camas, inaugurado hace 25 años.
21 junio 2022, Día Internacional del Yoga, Ashram de Amritapuri
El Día Internacional del Yoga se celebró en Amritapuri. Personas de todos los grupos de edad participaron en la sesión de yoga en presencia de Amma. Después Amma ofreció un mensaje, y dijo:
Uno de los regalos más preciados que India ha ofrecido al mundo es el yoga. Según los científicos los seres humanos utilizan solo una parte de sus capacidades físicas y mentales innatas a lo largo de su vida. Mucha gente utiliza iPads y smartphones, pero solo usan un pequeño porcentaje de las funciones incorporadas en estos dispositivos.