Urgently needed Trauma Centre
Despite only having 1% of the world’s vehicles, India accounts for 10% of fatalities from road traffic accidents. Someone dies every 4 minutes on India’s roads, and Tamil Nadu has one of the highest accident rates of all the states. CMC has the only major trauma centre between Chennai and Bangalore, but it is overcrowded and unable to cope with the rising demand.
We are building a state of the art trauma centre in our new campus at Kannigapuram, on the outskirts of Vellore, right on the national highway. We need Rs.300 crores to complete the construction as well as to enable us to subsidise care for those who may need free treatment. Our dream for all our patients is never to have to turn anyone away because they can’t afford the cost of treatment.