The Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, located in Thiruvananthapuram is one of the best hospitals in Kerala, which has earned a reputation for offering quality medical and health care services. KIMS, as the hospital is more popularly known as, is a 650-bed multi-specialty tertiary care hospital delivering excellent services through the-state-of-the-art services using the most sophisticated technology.
The Institute consists of a team of highly qualified and experienced medical and health care professionals that is assisted by dedicated nursing and paramedical staff. The hospital, which commenced operations in January 2002 has become one of the leading pioneers in the area of medicine and research.
The Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences was started with the aim of reaching out to the common people in the community, and to make quality, world-class healthcare affordable and accessible. It is committed to develop every aspect of medical and clinical care and make KIMS one of the best hospitals in the country. KIMS has successfully completed both, the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI) accreditation. It has, thus, become the first hospital in India with both National & International accreditations. KIMS labs have been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories (NABL) and their blood bank accredited by NABH.
The Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences works on the cardinal principles of holistic care and hospitality using the approach of courtesy, compassion, and competence. The hospital has a number of branches in the country and abroad - it has branches in Kollam, Kottayam, Kochi and Perinthalmanna, with international presence in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Dubai. It offers its international patients world-class treatment clubbed with 5-star treatment such as personalized attention, air-conditioned deluxe rooms and suites with telephone, television and internet, which makes their stay here a comfortable one.