Fund-raising for India, COVID 19

Fundraising for Christian Medical College, Vellore, India


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The COVID-19 surge in India, which has overwhelmed its healthcare system, is a humanitarian crisis. Hospitals across the country are struggling to provide emergency medical assistance, and Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, is also preparing for the worst, predicted to be just weeks away and CMC is in critical need of new medical equipment, as well as resources for its subsidised COVID care for the more than 34 million people in the region that it serves. The majority of the patients that CMC serves are poor and needy, with their financial difficulties hugely exacerbated further by the pandemic.

CMC has been recently trying to upscale COVID-19 work, adding around 150 beds for COVID-19 every week. However, the Government is keen that CMC should have around 1500 beds for COVID-19, and given the scale of the pandemic, CMC wants to do more too. This is going to be a very challenging task.

This fund-raising supported by Help to Breathe aims to address the patient care needs which is a minimum of INR 7500 per day for non-ICU care and INR 28,000 per day for ICU care, but this can be higher based on individual patient needs. Please donate in support of the underprivileged. To help me create more impact and save more lives, we need your support and contribution. Please back our fundraiser so that together we can save lives!


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About CMC and the foundation:

From a one room dispensary, CMC has grown into a tertiary level teaching hospital with 10,635 staff and 3005 beds that every day treats 8260 outpatients, performs 185 operations and delivers 56 babies. Over the course of the year April 2019 – March 2020, 144,132 inpatients were treated and over 3 million outpatients were seen. Today, CMC is considered one of India’s finest medical college hospitals and attracts patients from all over the country as well as neighbouring nations. CMC continues to be a great training institute in allied health sciences, nursing and post graduate medical education. CMC’s graduates form a large proportion of the trained health care personnel manning the hospitals run in remote parts of the country. Research at CMC has always aimed to be relevant to the needs of the country. Several protocols for the cost effective care solutions to problems like leprosy, polio, childhood diarrhoea, invasive bacterial infections, spinal cord injuries and cancers have been investigated there. The Government of India’s department of Biotechnology, has entrusted development and translation of stem cell research to CMC. CMC maintains its commitment through care of marginalised and vulnerable people. The hospital has been a champion of stigmatised patients afflicted with mental illness, leprosy and HIV. It seeks to ensure treatment is accessible to the poor through various schemes so that no patient is turned away due to lack of funds. Patients flock to this small town because they believe they will get an honest opinion and care from professionals.