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Health in Vellore

Vellore can rightly be called a medical hub with the services provided by CMC (Christian Medical College), a 2,500 bedded multi-specialty hospital in Vellore, which is more than a hundred years old!

CMC in Sathuvachari area in Vellore


Christian Medical College,
25, Arcot Road,Sathuvachari,
Vellore - 632004, Tamilnadu, India
Phone: +(91)- 04172 2222102, 0416 228 2040
E-mail: pro@cmcvellore.ac.in

There are many other hospitals in Vellore. These include CMC Schell Eye Hospital, Apollo KH Hospital, Herbocare hospital, Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Centre, Kumaran hospital, Lakshmi hospital, Sri Narayani hospital and Research Centre (near Sripuram Golden temple), Sankari hospital, Nalam Medical Centre and Hospital, Manisundaram Medical Mission, ESI Hospital, Dr Sivakumar Hospital, Dinesh Hospital, Sankari Hospital, V B Hospitals and Sri Sakthi Amma Hospital.

Other hospitals in Vellore are Lavanya Hospital in Walajapet, Walajapet Government Hospital, V M G Hospital, Sri Jeya Hospital in Tirupattur, GK Hospital in Sholingur, Al Ameen Hospital in Gandhi nagar, Kavitha Hospital in Walajapet, Dhalakshmi Hospital in Katpadi etc.

Apollo KH,Ranipet,Vellore

Apollo KH Hospital
Ranipet-Vellore bypass road,
Melvisharam - 632509
(On Chennai-Bangalore Highway)
Vellore district
Phone: +(91)-04172 269581-85

CMC, Vellore

CMC hospital in Vellore attracts patients from various parts of India for specialized treatment of various ailments. CMC Vellore was established in 1900 by Dr. Ida S. Scudder, an American missionary. Today, the hospital has many 'firsts' to its credit --- first open heart surgery in India in 1961, first kidney transplant in India (1971), first reconstructive surgery for leprosy (1948), first bone marrow transplantation (1986), first ABO incompatible kidney transplant (2009), first trans-jugular mitral valvuloplasty procedure, first trans-septal carotid stenting procedure in (1996) etc.

Community programmes by CMC include Community Health and Development (CHAD), Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs (RUHSA), College of Nursing Community Health (CONCH) and Low Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU). The hospital is also recognised for Infectious Diseases Training and Research Centre and Stem Cell Research Centre.

Government Hospitals in Vellore

Government Hospitals in Vellore include E S I Vellore in Kosapet, Government Police hospital in Archaeological road, Village Care Centre in Venkatapuram road and Government hospital in Adukkamparai. There are many other treatment centres set up by the government where treatment is free for the patients.These include Government Hospital Vellore,Government Hospital Tirupattur, Government Primary Health Centre in Tiruvalam, Government Upgraded Primary Health Centre in Alangayam, Ranipet Government Hospital.

Government Health Schemes in Vellore

Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project (TNHSP) was established in 2005 and is a step by Tamil Nadu government for an effective health care system in the state. In 2010, the International Conference on Health Systems Strengthening (ICONHSS) was hosted by the state government to highlight and improve health financing, workforce, governance, infrastructure and research in the  medical field.

Health and Family Welfare Department oversees developments in health sector in the state. The office of State Mental Health Authority Tamil Nadu (SMHA-TN) is in Kilpauk, Chennai, near Vellore.

People whose annual income is Rs. 72,000 or below and their family members can avail of Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, launched in 2012. Many procedures, follow up procedures and diagnostic procedures have been included.About 250 hospitals have been empaneled under this scheme including hospitals in Vellore, Chennai, Coimbatore and Madhurai.

Indian Medical Association,Vellore

Indian Medical Association,Vellore (founded in March,1928) is a representative voluntary organization of doctors belonging to modern scientific system of medicine. It cares to the interest of doctors and well being of the patients. Hospitals in Vellore have set up common facilities for management of biomedical wastes in coordination with the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Nursing Homes in Vellore

Have you ever wondered as to what is the difference between a nursing home, a clinic and a hospital? A clinic is where any doctor performs checkup and attends to his patient. It is a non-residential place. A nursing home is a residential home where patients requiring long term care are admitted and treated. A hospital is where you are referred to by a medical practitioner for specialized treatment. Today, there is a thin line of difference between a hospital and  nursing home.

Indira Nursing Home, Raj ENT Nursing Home, Usha Nursing Home, Sankari Nursing Home in Vellore Bazaar, Siva Nursing Home in Jolarpettai, Aruljothi Nursing Home, Geetha Nursing Home, JC Nursing Home, Raj Nursing Home in Sainathapuram, Shalini Nursing Home and Kumaran Nursing Home are nursing homes in Vellore.

Specialized Centres for Treatment in Vellore

Some ailments require specialized treatment by an experienced doctor. CMC Hospital in Vellore is the premier hospital with separate departments for treatment of various diseases. Apollo KH Hospital too is a much sought after centre for treatment.

Other specialized centres in Vellore are Fathima Derma Dent Hospital, Dr.Agarwal's Eye hospital Ltd., Dr Mohans Diabetes Speciality Centre, Vasan Eye Care hospital, Anand Kardiac Center Multi Specialty Hospital in Satuvacheri, Arun Ortho Hospital, Vellore Eye Hospital,Vellore Diabetes And ENT Care,TB Hospital, VP Eye Hospital, Schell Eye Hospital,Dentistree International Dental Hospital, Nambikkai Nilayam for Child with Intellectual Disability in Vellore bazaar, Schieffelin Institute of Health Research and Leprosy Centre, Mothers Care Diabetes and V P Eye Care Hitech Hospital. 

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Vellore

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation comprises of expert team of doctors, occupational therapists, outpatient and inpatient services for patients with neurological and physical impairments. They treat patients suffering from spinal cord injury, stroke, hemophilia, chronic pain, brain injury due to trauma or any other cause, cerebral palsy, spinal dysraphism, amputations neuromuscular disorders and rheumatological conditions etc.

This department is now working in collaboration with WHO (World Health Organization) and is now a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for prevention of disability, capacity building and rehabilitation technology. OPD (Out Patient Department), interdisciplinary clinics and electro diagnostic  services are provided in CMC hospital in Thottapalayam in Vellore.

CBR programme (Community Based Rehabilitation programme) receives the co-operation of WHO. It intends to improve the quality of life of patients with disabilities and educate and empower them and their families with the help of experts and trained volunteers.

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