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Capital Improvements

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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CMC Alumni Come Together for their Alma Mater

In response to an appeal by CMC Director, J.V. Peter, alumni batches are presently and quickly organizing to help mitigate financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. While CMC has become an exemplar of COVID19 preparedness and response, they have also been faced with multiple challenges due to reduced income and higher than normal …

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CMC Director Update on the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Friends, We appreciate enormously the prayers, goodwill and support of all our friends. So many of you have sent in letters of encouragement, contributed financially, prayed for us continually, connected us with friends and well-wishers and also helped us in other ways. Many of you have made special contributions for the Kannigapuram Campus, for …

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Newly Awarded ASHA Grant will Support an Advanced Simulation Training Center at CMC

Once again, the Vellore CMC Foundation has been awarded a Grant from USAID ASHA (American Schools and Hospitals Abroad)! The funds awarded, $430,939, will be utilized to purchase the equipment to develop an advanced simulation training center at CMC designated for nursing students and emergency teams in anesthesia, obstetrics, and pediatrics. The Simulation training center …

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CMC’s Department of Urology Becomes Key Beneficiary of the Estate of Post-Graduate Alumnus, Dr. I.C. Vernon Netto

Retired urologist and CMC post-graduate alumnus, Dr. Vernon Netto passed away recently in Virginia at the age of 83. He is survived by a loving family and many dear friends. Dr. Netto left a generous bequest to the Vellore CMC Foundation tosupport CMC’s mission of giving witness to the healing ministry of Christ through excellence …

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First Matching Gift Campaign – A Resounding Success!

This past spring, the Foundation initiated a matching gift campaign, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Jitendra Sisodia (Batch of 1951). Dr. Sisodia, Director of Emergency Services & Trauma at Kingston Hospital in New York for the past twenty years, pledged $40,000 towards a matching gift campaign designated for the Trauma Center being constructed at …

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