Not to be ministered unto but to minister


Vision Statement: The Christian Medical College, Vellore, seeks to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ, through excellence in education, service and research

Care for Accident Victims

One person dies every four minutes on Indian roads.

There are programs to educate people and to prevent injury. However, the mortality, rate of death, from severe injuries in India is more than in a developed country. Serious disabilities, like losing a leg or paralysis, are also a major burden for communities and our economy.

Immediate care is very important when an accident first happens. CMC has the only major trauma centre between Chennai and Bangalore. But, CMC is overcrowded. We struggle to cope with the increasing number of people coming to the hospital.

So, we are building a state of the art trauma centre in our new campus at Kannigapuram. This is a new hospital, on the outskirts of Vellore, right on the national highway. We need Rs.300 crores to complete the buildings and equip it. This will also help us to subsidise care for those who may need free treatment.

Our dream is that we “never have to turn away any patient because they can’t afford the cost of treatment.”   

Can you join in and help us?

Most people injured on the roads are two wheeler riders and pedestrians. Many don’t have enough money to cover their emergency treatment.

Can you help us look after them, giving them the highest standard of care?

We rely on your donations.

Trauma Care Centre Needs​ Unit Cost in ₹​

Trauma CT Scan​

4 Crores
Trauma Operation Theatre (7 needed)​
2 Crores

Digital X-ray Unit

1 Crores

Triage Area

50 Lakhs
High-Dependency Bed (58 needed)
20 Lakhs
ICU Ventilators (30 needed)
15 Lakhs
48-hour Critical Care per patient 5 lakhs
5 Lakhs
General Ward Patient Bed (60 needed)
Golden Hour Fund (per patient)


Together, we can do great things

Mother Teresa

CMC was started as a response to avoidable tragedy. In 1890, our founder, Ida Scudder, was shocked when three women and their babies died in childbirth on a single night – all because there was no female doctor available. She became a doctor and opened a small hospital in Vellore.

Today CMC is a 2900 bed multi-speciality healthcare system encompassing community programmes as well as super specialities. We run over 200 courses for doctors and medical profesionals. CMC is consistently ranked in the top three medical institutions in India for clinical services, teaching and research.

Dr. Sruti Mohapatra was paralysed in a serious road traffic accident. She was rehabilitated at CMC.

Now she is a leader, a voice and a source of inspiration for hundreds of differently abled people.

In this video Dr. Sruti Mohapatra talks about the road traffic accident that turned her life upside down. And the long road to rehabilitation.

See how the New CMC Vellore Hospital at Kannigaparum is coming along – watch the video.

Kannigapuram is where the new Trauma centre for CMC will be.