Amrita Healthcare Services attached to the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, is gearing up to extend maximum possible health care facility to Sabarimala pilgrims during the forthcoming Mandalam-Makaravilakku season that begins in mid-November.

K. Mohanachandran Nair, AIMS chief liaison officer, and Jayakumar Pandalam, administrator at Pampa, said here on Wednesday that the AIMS would provide health care facility, with a mobile telemedicine unit-cum-operation theatre at Pampa during the period.

Mr. Nair called upon the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) to provide space for parking the self-contained mobile cardiac care unit beside the Ayyappa Medical Centre at Pampa itself.

Cardiac unit

According to him, the AIMS-run Ayyappa Medical Centre at Pampa will have an intensive care unit-cum-cardiac care unit, emergency treatment room, clinical laboratory, X-ray unit, and advanced ambulances with CCU and ventilator.

Mr. Nair said as many as 20,000 pilgrims had availed themselves of the the AIMS free health care facility at Pampa during the previous pilgrimage season.