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CMC Receives Third Consecutive USAID-ASHA Award to Support Advanced Physical Rehab Robotics Technology

The Foundation and CMC have once again been selected by USAID as an American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) grant recipient, a federally funded program that supports infrastructure and capital improvement initiatives. The FY2020 ASHA Grant will support the use of robotics and Artificial Intelligence to help improve physical rehabilitation for people with disabilities.

60 Years Later, CMC’s PM&R and New York’s Rusk Rehabilitation Institute Reunite

After nearly sixty years, CMC has academically realigned its Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Institute with the internally acclaimed Rusk Rehabilitation Institute of New York City. A relationship that was launched on September 1st brings back memories of the days when Dr. Mary Verghese, who worked under the tutelage of Dr. Howard Rusk in New York for 18 months, returned to Vellore to introduce rehabilitative medicine to India for the first time.

CMC Implements 5-Point Strategy to Best Support COVID-19 Patients’ Oxygen Needs

As of May 17th, India’s COVID-19 infection rate remains at a devastating rate of 319,497 cases per day. Oxygen, the most critical resource used to treat COVID-19 patients, is in short supply. Prior to the pandemic, CMC used 3000 m3 of oxygen/day, and that need has now more than doubled to nearly 7000 m3/day. The …

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As COVID Patients Surpass 1500, CMC Opens Additional 12-bed ICU at Kannigapuram Campus

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge in South India, CMC has been rapidly increasing their capacity to care for patients with mild to severe cases. In the last two weeks alone, the number of COVID positive cases in Vellore has grown exponentially, requiring CMC to redesignate the use of their facilities to …

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U.S. Faith-based Community Rallies to Support CMC Vellore in Its Response to Second Surge of COVID Cases

Let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16. The Vellore CMC Foundation, in tandem with the Christian Medical College & Hospital of Vellore (CMC), greatly appreciates the role of the faith-based community in CMC’s efforts to combat the COVID pandemic. …

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CMC Redesignates Orthopedics Block to Provide Critical Care for New Surge of COVID Patients

CMC Vellore (CMC) has been a leader during the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the first wave and now during the devastating second wave. On Monday, May 3rd, CMC opened the Paul Brand Block — a new state-of-the-art facility that is dedicated to providing critical care for COVID-19 patients. Originally designed to be an orthopedic care …

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Innovation In Service of Humanity: An Interview with Dr. Ankit Bharat (Batch ’97)

At CMC, you’re exposed to some of the most cutting-edge technologies at the main hospital, but then you’re also getting posted in some of the most underserved villages and you have to come up with creative solutions to help people. In June 2020, CMC alumnus, Dr. Ankit performed the first double lung transplant on a …

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