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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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Covid-19: Supreme Court Sets Up 12-Member National Task Force for Oxygen Distribution to States

India: The Supreme Court has set up a twelve-member National Task Force (NTF) to facilitate a public health response to COVID-19 based on scientific and specialized domain knowledge. Dr. J.V. Peter, CMC Director, and Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Professor of Microbiology, have been asked to serve on the Task Force, which will focus on ensuring equitable …

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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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