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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 …

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

In collaboration with the Vellore CMC Foundation, CMC has been actively engaged in the roll-out of a USAID American Schools and Hospital Abroad (ASHA) funded program targeted at “Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health Outcomes”. The project aims to improve the birthing conditions and delivery outcomes for all mothers, while also focusing on the health of …

USAID/ASHA Funding of CMC’s Maternal and Neonatal Intensive Care Units Provides Significant Improvement in Diagnostics and Treatment Read More »

The Vellore CMC Foundation is grateful to its community of friends and supporters for the incredible show of compassion and charity in 2020. Together, we were able to accomplish extraordinary acts of kindness that brought hope and healing to health care providers and patients alike. In recognition of this generosity, the Foundation held its inaugural …

Foundation Holds First Donor Appreciation Virtual Gathering Read More »

The Vellore CMC Foundation continues to align with God’s revealed priorities in supporting the “Healing Ministry of Christ” through Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC&H) while strengthening our relationship with our Church Communities. These visions came into fruition as we sought God during a crisis and came together globally through our virtual prayer gatherings to …

A Firm Foundation in Faith Read More »

At the Vellore CMC Foundation, as throughout the rest of the world, 2020 was a year like no other. While we were presented with extraordinary challenges, we were also reminded of the incredible power of community. Throughout the year, we found solace in the compassion and commitment of our CMC Community – that of CMC Vellore, …

2020 Year In Review Read More »

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Mabel Haro

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office 212.870.2160
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Dr. J V Peter, Director, CMC, looks back at 2020 - lessons learned, preparations for mitigating future risks, measures beyond masking & social distancing and how emphasis on staff protection ensured there was no fatality among a workforce of over 10,000.
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Collaboration is the Key Focus Area during this Pandemic Year for CMC Vellore https://www.healthcareexecutive.in/blog/cmc-vellore

"We saw the value of teamwork during the pandemic. There was a sense of ownership and participation that translated to involvement in COVID related activities. " Dr. JV Peter, CMC Director

Thanks to the #CMCVellore team for their incredible efforts during a tumultuous year

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Another perspective..#teamwork @OffCMCVellore @VCMCFoundation @FriendsVellore https://www.healthcareexecutive.in/blog/cmc-vellore

At the best of times, it is hard to operationalise consensus guidelines. #COVID19 tested how well we would fare in a crunch. We coped because of 2 key factors: respect for expertise & willingness to collaborate for better patient outcomes.
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Congratulations to RUHSA and CMC!𝐇𝐂𝐋 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭CMC’s RUHSA Department hit the news last week, when they reached the final round of the HCL Foundation Grant 2020 – ’21, which attracted 9,395 applicants. RUHSA’s project, on strengthening communities for the prevention of non-communicable diseases, was judged one of the top three entrants and awarded ₹25 lakhs. www.hclfoundation.org/hcl-grant/results #HCLGrant𝐒𝐨, 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐑𝐔𝐇𝐒𝐀 RUHSA stands for ’Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs’. In the 1970s, 80% of India’s population lived in the villages (today, it’s around 65%), but 80% of her doctors were in the towns. CMC had a growing feeling that pure healthcare in hospitals was not touching the root issues faced by farmers and landless labourers. Many factors (such as sanitation and nutrition) that had most impact on the health of the community were outside the control of the health services. After treatment, a “𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑔𝑜𝑒𝑠 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑜𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑠 𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛” . The RUHSA experiment, in the K V Kuppam Block, began in 1977 under the leadership of Community Health physician Dr. Daleep Mukarji. Economic upliftment, education and training in community health were integrated with healthcare. The community was involved in all aspects of this holistic development. The breadth of activities taken on is astonishing – from animal husbandry and seed improvement, to biogas and vocational training. RUHSA became a training centre for community health work for both government and NGOs. It fulfilled another of its goals: to expose CMC’s own students to the realities of healthcare in rural India.𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!RUHSA has been a catalyst for change and is now an integral part of the community at KV Kuppam. The 70-bed hospital sees close to 400 patients a day. Farmers’ clubs, women’s self-help groups, drop-in centres for the elderly and a community college operate alongside clinics and health awareness programmes. One example of a successful community participation programme is the playschool called pachaikilli (featured in the picture), which operates at the Elder Care Centre at Seetharampet. Seniors love to spend time with the little children in the mornings. Both groups enjoy and benefit. Lunch is prepared by a women’s self-help group. You can read more about RUHSA’s other activities here givecmc.org/ruhsa/You can be a part of this venture too. When you support RUHSA, your gift will be used towards the elderly care programmes in the community. Donate today and change lives!#cmcvellore ...
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Join us as we raise funds for our patients like Bhani and her husband who come to CMC Vellore from far with the hope of healing!fundraisers.giveindia.org/fundraisers/hope-for-our-cancer-patients 𝐌𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲. Bhani* had severe pain in her stomach and she was bleeding from time to time. Her worried husband brought her to a nearby hospital in West Bengal where he was advised to take her straight to CMC Vellore.He was a compounder but had lost his job during the lockdown. The couple leased their land, borrowed money and travelled to Vellore last November. They had high hopes for healing ... until they heard the diagnosis: 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫! “𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑏𝑖𝑔 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒!” he said, “𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑎 𝑠𝑚𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑢𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑔𝑜 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒”. Bhani looked frail and weak. Her husband told the doctors that he would take her home, where she could pass away in peace with her children around her. He had given up on life.This is just one story. Everyday we see hundreds of distressed families like Bhani and her husband. They travel many miles to CMC Vellore, hoping for relief.𝐖𝐞 𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩! CMC doctors convinced the couple to stay. They said "Bhani is only 37, and has a life to live! The cancer is treatable. She can beat it!" Her husband agreed, when they promised to help.𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩!! Bhani's treatment was made possible thanks to friends who give to help our patients. She has been in Vellore for the last three months to complete her course of advanced radiotherapy. Though she looks a little weak, Bhani is responding well to the treatment. The couple hopes to go back to their hometown soon to see their son and daughter. We believe that everyone has the right to quality care. Help us bridge the gap for those who can't afford it.𝐓𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐞 𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫!Donate today to give hope and healing to people like Bhani. Your gift goes a long way to help a person in need, no gift is too small!fundraisers.giveindia.org/fundraisers/hope-for-our-cancer-patients#WorldCancerDay*name changed ...
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Patient Care – COVID-19 Response – CMC Vellore readies 400-bed COVID-19 Care Facility at its new campus in Kannigapuram

Research – Christian Medical College, CMC, Vellore – Over 30,000 babies in India die each year from Rotor Virus – that was until CMC unique approach to research lead to the development of a vaccine.

Our History – Christian Medical College, CMC, Vellore – In this video you will see the moment that inspired a young woman to establish a Christian medical mission in Southern India over a 100 years ago.