Press Release

CMC Vellore signed an MOU with the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)
August, 2023

Christian Medical College Vellore through the Department of Hospital Management Studies & Staff Training and Development in collaboration with XLRI Delhi NCR Campus ( administered by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for conducting joint programmes on 23rd  August 2023.

The MOU signing ceremony was held at Christian Medical College Vellore where the dignitaries of both institutions signed the MOU,  namely Dr. Vikram Mathews, Director, CMC Vellore, Dr. Solomon Sathishkumar, Principal, CMC Vellore, Rev. Fr. K.S. Casimir, S.J., Director, XLRI Delhi Campus and Rev. Fr. George Sebastian, S.J., Director,  XLRI Jamshedpur.

The Memorandum of Understanding facilitates the joint offering of various academic and professional programmes in the domain of healthcare and other related areas to address the needs of the healthcare sector regarding the development of high-quality managerial talent in this sector that has a critical role in society’s overall well-being.

Through this collaboration, it is proposed to launch various management courses across the spectrum to effectively address the skill and knowledge requirements of healthcare professionals. The first course in this series will be launched in January 2024.

This collaboration will facilitate the delivery of industry-specific, high-quality academic courses that equip candidates with relevant learning opportunities.      

CMC Vellore and USAID Collaborate to Improve Maternal and Neonatal Health
January, 2022

* Advanced Simulation Lab Center to train doctors, nurses, and emergency teams on maternal and neonatal care launched at CMC
* Cutting-edge commodities and equipment facilitated for labor and delivery rooms, and neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a new Advanced Simulation Lab Center at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. The Lab will be used to train doctors, nurses, and emergency teams in maternal and neonatal care, including the latest technologies to respond to mother and infant emergencies, basic and advanced nursing procedures, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

The Advanced Simulation Lab Center is supported by USAID’s $1 million (USD) grant through its American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program. ASHA helps build bridges of understanding and friendship between the people of the United States of America and India. As such, the facility incorporates American best practices in protocols, patient safety, and debriefing tools that are essential for student evaluation and feedback. Through this initiative, USAID also facilitated cutting-edge commodities and equipment for labor and delivery rooms, as well as the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital.

USAID/India Health Office Director, Sangita Patel stated, “USAID aims to build upon existing evidence and best practices, as well as to catalyze new ideas, partnerships, and approaches. With this catalytic grant that has facilitated the setting up of the Advanced Simulation Lab Center and advanced labor and delivery room tools at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, USAID aims to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity by increasing the commitment and capacity of locally led institutions and providers to offer high-quality, integrated health care in the state of Tamil Nadu.”

Dr. Vikram Mathews, Director, CMC Vellore, said “The USAID-ASHA grants are a catalyst for bringing a change in healthcare delivery services. In the past also, USAID has supported the setting up of advanced diagnostics, simulation labs, integrated health support systems, and health facilities, improving perinatal outcomes and survival of newborns with cerebral injuries.”

Since 1982, USAID has provided over $11 million for infrastructure, equipment, and other needs to CMC. ASHA provides assistance to overseas schools, libraries, hospitals, and centers of excellence to catalyze collaboration between citizens of the United States and other countries and create self-sustaining local institutions

Rare procedure on four-year-old child in Ranipet
December, 2022

A team of doctors from CMC Vellore did a radiofrequency Ablation procedure on a 4 year old child thereby curing her of her illness that required repeated hospitalization over the last 2 years. The child had recurrent episodes of very fast heart beat (around 250/minute) resulting in near fainting and vomiting. Despite being on high doses of various medicines and given cardioversion (electric shock to the heart) at various hospitals, the child continued to be symptomatic. Now that the short circuit in the heart that was responsible for the problem has been removed at CMC Vellore, the child can lead a normal life henceforth with no need for any medication.