Dedication of Andrology Lab on 11.03.2020

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CMC Chitttoor had started an Infertility clinic in June last year aiming primary level care.As part of extending the services to secondary level treatments ,a state of the art Andrology lab was blessed on 11/03/2020.The services are being extended to semen wash analysis and intrauterine insemination in addition to fertility enhancing surgeries.The clinic runs from Monday to Saturday.

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Staff Quarters Dedication on 31.01.2020

The Staff Housing of B,C and E quarters at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, Chittoor campus in Andhra Pradesh was inaugurated on 31st January, Friday in the presence of members of the Council, the Chairman: Mr Barkos Wajri and the Vice-Chairman: Dr John Oommen. This is the first of a set of 4 building projects that are to be commissioned in the next few months, which include the Working Women's Hostel, the Chattram(Patient rest house) and the Radiology suite. The programme was commenced by a word of prayer. Special songs were rendered by the CMC Vellore Chittoor campus nursing students. There were words of inspiration shared by Mr Barkos Wajri and Dr Vikram Mathews, Associate Director on behalf of the administration. Dr Nihal Thomas heaped many accolades on the engineering team and the contractors for having carried out this challenging project. Built on a hilly region on an elevation on rocky ground, the building has a number of special features in that it is thermally friendly, being exposed to the South East breeze and shaded from the western sun by the hill in the backdrop.Dr John Oommen, highlighted the fact that this building was a major milestone in the history of the Chittoor campus, thereby enabling several staff to be easily accessible for the purpose of patient care. He also stressed the primary aspects of dedication towards patient care as the primary motif of the institution, and that the essential ethos in general should are of primary importance while complimenting structural and engineering advantages. The prayer of dedication was given by Rev Dr Eprem. The vote of thanks was rendered by Dr Abraham Joseph

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BSc Nursing (1st Batch) Selection Meeting held on 27.11.2019

After a period of 110 years, The Christian Medical College Vellore, as an institution witnessed the birth of a new nursing educational programme in a different state. On November 27th, 2019, a team consisting of the faculty of the College of nursing at Vellore, the principal's office and the registrars office together with the newly appointed faculty of the College of nursing, Christian Medical College, Chittoor campus participated in an intense selection programme that commenced early in the morning and progressing late into the night. Following affiliation to the Dr NTR Medical University, of Andhra Pradesh, the College of nursing Christian Medical College Vellore, Chittoor campus selected 50 students for the course of BSc in Nursing. The students selected are from a diverse background, including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telengana, Orissa, Chattisgarh and other states of India. The Administration would thank all those involved directly and indirectly for all the support received in this process and for the events that over the last 13 months that have lead to the conception of this momentous event. We thank God for his boundless mercies.

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Radiology Suite Dedication on 14.11.2019

The radiology suite is located at the foot of a scenic 300 foot hill adjacent to the paediatric outpatient block. The turning of the Sod was conducted in the presence of all the senior radiology professors and the general superintendent. Dr Sridhar spoke of the 5 'p's which are responsible for setting up such a facility: patience, persistence, parsimony, punctuality and perfection.He said that the scope for setting up such a facility would be a boon to the local community. There is only one CT scan machine in Chittoor at present and no MRI facility. Patients with many common ailments would benefit from such an imaging facility once this was ready. The timeline for building the facility is 4 months and is anticipated to be ready by March 2020.

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Dedication of the CMC, Vellore Chittoor Campus, College of Nursing Building on 25.02.2019

Adjacent to the Northern side, in the CMC, Vellore Chittoor campus, a new facility for the College of Nursing was dedicated on 25th February, 2019. When the proposition for the Chittoor Campus was obtained, the major mandate by the state of Andhra Pradesh was to set up a Christian health care centre and an educational institution of excellence. In keeping with this mandate, the dedication of the College of Nursing facilities is indeed an endeavour of much significance. The gathering was welcomed by Mrs. Rosaline Jeyakaran, former Dean, College of Nursing and the Dean designate for the CMC Vellore Chittoor campus and by Dr. Nihal Thomas. Dr. Vathsala Sadan, Dean College of Nursing was present at the dedication. After the prayer of dedication by Rev. Dr. Arul Dhas, the College of Nursing flag was hoisted by Dr. Sulakhsni Immanuel, former Dean College of Nursing. This was followed by felicitations by Dr. Abraham Joseph, former Head, Department of Community Health and Development and Dr. Suranjan Bhattacharji, former Director. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs.Valliama Babu, retired Professor of Nursing. Starting a Nursing College in the Chittoor campus will prove to be strategic in further enhancing the growth of good clinical care centers across the nation. The college when it beings to function will generate fifty B.Sc. nurses and eventually twenty five PBBSc nurses per annum.

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Environmentally Benign: CMC's initiative to reclaim Wastewater

To treat the effluent from the CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus, the Environmmental Engineering Department has installed a typical sewage treatment plant called Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) to recycle the waste water for gardening and flushing applications. Since its installment, CMC has been able to save initial investment and maintenance costs as no imported materials or components are needed.

DEWATS combines the following technical treatment steps in a modular manner:
  • The primary treatment happens when the Total Suspended Solids (TSS) settle at the bottom, much like in sedimentation ponds, settlers, septic tanks or biodigesters.
  • The secondary treatment process occurs when the methane and oxygen from the clarified liquid are released through air vents, as in plant anaerobic baffled reactors, anaerobic filters or anaerobic and facultative pond systems like the lagoon at CMC Bagayam campus.
  • In the tertiary or post-treatment, aerobic polishing ponds further clarify the liquid, after which it is finally used for gardening. The open pond or the polishing tank recreates a living environment for the wastewater to clean itself, naturally.
  • A unique factor in this system is that it operates without mechanical means and sewage flows by gravity through the different components of the system. Up to 1,000 cubic metres of domestic and non-toxic industrial sewage can be treated by DEWATS. It is further intriguing to note that most important parts of this system work without technical electrical energy inputs and cannot be switched off intentionally.
  • Its tolerance towards in-flow fluctuation and its odourless operation make it a tenable, environment-friendly mechanism for CMC.

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Inauguration of Labour Room & Nursery on 18.02.2019

On the 18th of February, 2019, the CMC Vellore Chittoor campus had its labour room inaugurated along with the newly refurbished nursery. The programme began with a prayer and a song of dedication by the Chittoor choir. The meeting was presided over by Dr. Annie Regi Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr. Sridhar, Head of Neonatology, Dr. Premila Lee, Nursing Superintendent, Dr. Selva Titus, Dean ,CON, Dr. Vatchala Sadan, Dean Designate, CON and Dr. Suranjan Bhattacharji, former Director.

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Dedication of the foundation of the doctor's quarters at the CMC Vellore, Chittoor Campus on 29.06.2018

The dedication of the foundation of the middle level and senior doctors’ quarters and the working women’s hostel at the CMC, Vellore Chittoor campus, took place on 29th June, 2018. The programme began with prayer followed by the unveiling of the plaques of the buildings by the council chairman, Bishop Sahu. The buildings will accommodate clinicians towards the end of this year; and nursing and technical lady staff towards the beginning of the coming year. This first major housing project is located on a hill three hundred feet above surrounding plains of the North campus. Much care has been taken during the process so as to not disturb the biodiversity, flora and the fauna of the surrounding area and the opposite side of the hill which is the home for deer, rabbits and multiple species of birds. The master planners and the biodiversity teams were appreciated for their meticulous inputs in preserving the environment. The felicitations for the event were given by the former directors, Professor Joyce Ponniah, Professor Suranjan Bhattacharji and Professor J.V. Peter, Director . The Associate Director for the Chittoor campus extended special thanks to former directors, Dr. Suranjan and Dr. Sunil Chandy and the former Associate directors Dr. Raju Titus and Dr John Muthusamy for passing on a legacy that has borne fruit. The programme ended with a tree planting ceremony followed by hoisting of the flag and the singing of the college song.

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Dedication of The Neonatal and Maternity Facilities at the CMC Vellore Chittoor, Campus on 07.06.2018

On 7th June, 2018, the dedication of the Neonatal and Maternity Facilities at the CMC, Vellore Chittoor Campus took place; coincidentally on the same day as the birth anniversary of Virginia Apgar, the pioneering anaesthetist who formulated the well known scoring system (APGAR) to prognosticate neonatal development. The facility was inaugurated in the presence of members from Nursing Services, Neonatology and Maternity Services. The Chittoor district contributes to more than 10% of the mother and baby related services at the main town campus in Vellore. By initiation of these services at the CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus, a number of pregnant women may be able to access services locally at Chittoor and avoid travelling thirty kilometers, across the border to avail this basic service. The Neonatal facility has the complete paraphernalia and staffing required to support ten babies in the nursery with postnatal wards which are spacious and airy. An emergency obstetric theatre is also available in addition to four, state of the art operation theatres. The Staff of the CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus would specifically like to thank Dr. Annie Regi and her team from the Obstetric services, Dr. Niranjan Thomas and Dr. Sridhar from the neonatology services and Dr. Premila Lee from nursing services and their respective teams for their contribution towards the development and evolution of the facilities in this regard.

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Operation Theatres dedicated at CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus on 31.08.2016

The CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus is located in an area which was historically served by Dr. Ida S. Scudder at the roadside clinics. Pre-Independence Chittoor, which was under Madras presidency, was barely 3 kms away from these roadside clinics. On 31st of August, 2016, surgical services at CMC Chittoor Campus were opened to the people of Andhra Pradesh with the launch of the theatre complex, dedicated in a ceremony comprising the reading of a Bible passage and prayer led by Rev. Mani Bhooshanam. The occasion was graced by a message from the Associate Director, Dr. Nihal Thomas, who appreciated all efforts towards bringing up this campus, especially his predecessor, Dr. Raju Titus; the Andhra Pradesh government for bestowing the privilege and keeping faith in CMC to deliver world-class medical facilities to the people of the state; the Engineering team under the leadership of Mr. Peter, continued by Mr.Gnanasekaran, and Dr. Nandini Korula and her team. Dr. Nihal welcomed all the shareholders of this establishment to take it to greater heights in the coming days and strive to achieve excellence in medical care and nursing services under Dr. Premila Lee. The Deputy Medical Superintendent, Dr. Kishore also appreciated the fervor with which developments have been coming up. There are 4 spacious state-of-the-art theatres with a sizeable recovery room and day care ward with several other amenities that a modern theatre complex can offer. The facilities promise to be a boon to the people of Southern Andhra Pradesh in particular. With the launch of the surgical services, CMC Chittoor Campus now offers basic medical, surgical, orthopaedic, paediatric, gynaecological and community services, along with numerous OPD super specialty facilities at affordable rates, keeping in mind the wellbeing of the local community and the motto of the institution: Not to be ministered unto, but to minister.

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CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus Hospital Launches Dental OPD on 21.06.2016

People wear new smiles in Chittoor. The dental department was opened for services on 21st June, 2016, at the CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus, and the first set of patients underwent procedures there. A new operatory service equipped with two dental chairs, new instruments, sterilisers and a dental radiology unit is where all the dental procedures will be done. Dr. Anu Jose, a Pedodontist (Paediatric Dental Surgeon) by training, has taken the responsibility of running the facility. This Outpatient Service with a contemporary design was painstakingly built from scratch and is envisaged to provide primary and secondary level dental care. The commencement of the unit was marked by a prayer which was attended by all staff working at Chittoor.

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24/7 Emergency Service Commence on 21.06.2016

The CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus Hospital now has an active inpatient and Emergency service. Patients with various medical problems are being admitted on a regular basis. The overnight services started on 21st June, 2016.

Dedication of Chittoor IP Services on 21.01.2016

The inpatient services in CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus North campus was blessed and dedicated for the Glory of God and the service of the people in Chittoor and the nation on the 21st of January 2016 through a video conferencing link by the Rt. Rev. A. Rajavelu, Bishop of the CSI Vellore Diocese. This was done in the presence of the Director, Dr. Sunil Chandy, other administrators, Chairman, Dr. M.C.Mathew and honourable members of the CMC council. This was witnessed by several staff and students in the hospital, CHTC and the Chittoor campus to where this was relayed live by the video link. Dr. Raju Titus Chacko, Associate Director campus development briefed the gathering about various facilities that were provided in the IP Facility and the possibilities and potential of this Campus. He thanked all those involved in this entire process. Rt. Rev. Rajavelu prayed a prayer of dedication and blessed the facilities. In the Chittoor campus Rev. Mani Bhusan Das led the gathering in singing and prayer. Mr. J.P. Peter Special Officer cut the ribbon to symbolise the opening of the facility.

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Dedication of the CMC Vellore - Chittoor Campus Chapel on 09.12.2012

The beautiful chapel at the Chittoor Campus was dedicated on December 9, 2012 by Rt. Rev. A Rajavelu, the Bishop of CSI Vellore Diocese. An octagonal shaped structure, the Chapel has an open plan, and is picturesquely set at the foot of the hills on the Chittoor Campus. The Chapel has a stained glass window, designed by Mr. Paul Joshua, a physiotherapist in our institution. The painting is centred on the Cross, and incorporates aspects of the divine as well as the wider world. It is flanked by two angels, sounding the jubilee. At the service, Dr. Samuel Chittaranjan, former Professor of Orthopaedics shared the Founder's Day message, calling attention to our rich heritage of selfless service.

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Dedication of Outpatient Department on 16.09.2011

The Outpatient Department of the CMC Vellore Chittoor Campus was dedicated on September 16, 2011. The service of dedication was conducted by Rev. Dr. Malhia Joshua, Head of Chaplaincy, in the presence of the honourable members of the Executive Committee, staff, faculty and students of CMC. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Kuruvilla Varkey, the Council Chairman, said the new campus was a gift from God and we are called to realise the possibility and potential of the place in extending the work and ethos of CMC. The Director,Dr. Suranjan Bhattacharji recalled the initiative taken by the late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. YSR Reddy, who was very keen on CMC's presence in the state. He thanked all those involved in the processes of consultation and acquisition of the land, particularly the Associate Directors, Dr. Ravi Korula and Dr. John C. Muthusami and the Medical Superintendent, Dr. Lionel Gnanaraj, as well as other administrative officers of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Among the others who offered their felicitations on the occasion were the Vice Chairman of the CMC Council, Dr. Samuel Paul, the Medical Superintendent, Dr. Lionel Gnanaraj, the Nursing Superintendent, Dr. Jayarani Premkumar and the General Superintendent, Mr. J.P. Peter and Mr. Prathap Reddy, a representative from the local community. Dr. Raju Titus Chacko, Associate Director (Chittoor Campus) proposed the vote of thanks. CMC thanks God for this opportunity to extend the vision of Dr. Ida S. Scudder and the healing ministry of Christ.