Christian Medical College Vellore

Not to be ministered unto but to minister

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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

Covid-19

Thank You

Thank you to all our friends for your overwhelming response! With your generous contributions, we have converted our old ‘S ward terrace room’ into a brand new ICU dedicated to COVID-19 patients.

Ways YOU can help in this emergency

Patient Care: Everyone deserves expert care in this time of need. Your gift will help pay for treatment, medicines, diagnostic tests. Patients with COVID-19 are looked after in isolation wards. Some may require ICU care. In cases of need, we will provide food for the patient and their relative.

Refurbish our Critical Care facilities: We are urgently setting up 139 beds in our upcoming Orthopedic block. We will accelerate and complete this in the coming weeks to face the expected surge. Support a Fully Equipped General Bed @ ₹7 lakhs or Critical Care Beds @ ₹25 lakhs (level 2) or @ ₹30 lakhs (level 3).

A ny amount is helpful for this worthy cause. Medical Professionals are at the frontline of the fight against Covid-19. We need masks, gloves and protection for our dedicated doctors, nurses and allied-health professionals. Companies can donate CSR funds towards this urgent need. Individual donations are eligible for income tax relief under S.80G. Help us to save precious lives.

You can help us by remaining healthy and safe. Follow government advice about staying at home. Wash your hands often and keeping physically separated as much as possible. While we are isolated in our homes, let us support our medical staff. And please pray for us and for each other.

CMC: Committed to serving

With the pandemic sweeping the world, CMC Vellore is committed to serving and caring for our patients. We are preparing our staff and scaling up our services to care for our patients with our best professional care. In this unprecedented crisis, we seek your prayers and good wishes. We need your support to face the challenges that lie ahead of us. Don’t panic, wash your hands and donate now!

Dr. Manoj*, Physician, shares his experiences:

“Every time I go on Covid-19 duty I am extra vigilant. In my mind, I keep rehearsing the steps for donning PPE. I’m determined to avoid unwanted contact and risk infection, especially as my wife is pregnant with our second child.

Once I enter the ward, my fears are set aside as I focus on my patients. Masks cannot hide the anxiety on their faces. I talk through my own mask and headgear, trying to reassure them. Usually I can communicate with body language and a compassionate touch. But now, they can only see my eyes.

Our patients are all alone as their family members have been sent away for home quarantine. We play the role of the family for them. We provide food, medicines and take care of their needs.

It is very difficult to be isolated for so long, especially during Easter or Ramzan when the community prays together. But we treat our patients with love and help allay their fears. We are privileged to walk the extra mile with them during these Covid times.”

Story contributed by Dept of General Medicine; *name changed