Christian Medical College, Vellore
Country of Operation
- Christian Medical College Vellore AssociationNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
SummaryThe CMC and Hospital was founded in 1900. What was once a 40-bed clinic to serve women and children is now a 2,695-bed hospital with a staff of over 8,000, of whom about 1,300 are doctors and 2,500 are nurses. These cater to an average of 6,000 outpatients, 2,166 inpatients, and 45 births per day.
CMC aims to provide effective healthcare delivery through a combination training and service delivery model. A key component of the program is Community Health and Development, seeking to address the needs of the poor and those lacking sufficient access to healthcare services.
Key program components
CMC focuses on providing multi-speciality tertiary level hospital service. It is a key trainer of doctors, nurses and other hospital professionals (e.g., OT, Physio, lab technicians). In addition to operating the tertiary hospital, CMC also runs the following programs:
The Community Health and Development (CHAD): reaches out to the marginalized and vulnerable members of society, giving them access to health services in the base hospital through special clinics for antenatal patients, high-risk infants, tuberculosis, leprosy, ear-nose-throat, eye and infectious diseases. Through its outreach program, CHAD provides comprehensive primary health care for a population of 106,000, support services for a population of 120000 and basic health services to local tribal groups.
The College of Nursing Community Health Programme (CONCH): covers a population of 62989 in 20 rural villages and a semi-urban towns, providing them with regular services such as home visits, maternal and child health clinics and morbidity clinics.
The Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs (RUHSA):A community health programme of the Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India, serves the K.V. Kuppam Block in the Vellore district in the state of Tamil Nadu. The frontline of RUHSA's healthcare structure is the Community Health Worker. The health worker is supported by the community health team (consisting of a doctor, nurse, community organizer and a health aide), which visits every village every week.
Cases requiring greater medical attention are referred to the base hospital. Morbidity and mortality data, birth and death statistics are also reported.
Additional information The School of Nursing was founded in 1909 and became India's first college of nursing offering BSc in 1946. The medical course started in 1918 (LMP Course for women only) and was upgraded to a Medical College in 1942, admitting men from 1947. In addition to training health care professionals and doing community outreach, the College undertakes a variety of research activities aimed at gaining knowledge of the fundamental basis of health and disease, improving interventions, and optimizing the use of resources.