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Happy Easter! With all that can temporarily shake our faith, God enables us to rest in the eternal life that Jesus Christ won for all people.

Let us celebrate the Lord and His gift of new life this Easter!

We invite you to join us on Friday, April 16th for a thought-provoking lecture “Crisis Intervention: from Death Grip to Open Hands” with Julia Wattacheril, MD, MPH.

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With all that can temporarily shake our faith, God enables us to rest in the eternal life that Jesus Christ won for all people.Happy Easter to all our CMC families and friends! Let us celebrate the Lord and His gift of new life this Easter! ...
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Happy International Women's Day to all the women who inspire us every day! #internationalwomensday2021#ChooseToChallenge"𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭."At CMC, exemplary gender equity is our way of life – it’s how things have been for as long as we can remember. In the 1890s, a young woman named Ida Scudder decided that her life’s mission was to bring healthcare to women in the forgotten towns of South India.That heritage - a hospital for women started by a woman in 1900, initially training only women nurses and doctors and focusing mainly on the health issues of women and children - shaped CMC, its work culture, admission policies and the attitudes of its staff. Presently, we have 6253 women and 4382 men as staff. Till recently, our medical school reserved nearly half of its seats for women students.It’s not Utopia though. Unfortunately the number of women in key administrative roles is far lower than in the early days of the institution. Though extremely proud of our track record, we are conscious of the fact that whenever men and women are unequal partners, both lose out.For International Women’s Day, it’s great to be reminded that every day, as men and women, we need to #ChoosetoChallenge - anything that stands in the way of women achieving their full potential, that prevents them from making their contributions or diminishes them. We choose to challenge. - Dr. J.V. Peter, The Director, CMC Vellore ...
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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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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.