Friday, December 18, 2009

CMC in Chittoor- Just another dream????

See this report in Hindu newspaper on 10-12-09

VELLORE: There is no move on the part of the Christian Medical College (CMC) Council to shift the CMC Hospital from Vellore to Andhra Pradesh, Suranjan Bhattacharjee, director of the hospital, told The Hindu on Wednesday.

He was responding to a question from this correspondent whether the CMC has any plan of shifting the hospital campus to Andhra Pradesh. Vellore MLA C. Gnanasekaran had made a plea at a function in the CSI Central Church here on Wednesday to the hospital administration to give up any ‘move’ to shift the hospital to A.P., where it had purchased about 300 acres of land for a hospital complex.

Participating in the birthday celebrations of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Ida Scudder, founder of the CMC Hospital, organised by the Vellore District Congress Committee at the CSI (Church of South India) Central Church, Mr. Gnanasekaran said Dr. Scudder started the hospital in Vellore in 1900.

There was then a need for women doctors to treat women from backward communities as three pregnant women hailing from three different communities had died owing to their reluctance to be examined by male doctors.

The CMC Hospital and the floating population visiting the hospital from different parts of the country and abroad had contributed to the economic development of Vellore, and therefore the hospital should not be shifted from here, Mr. Gnanasekaran said.

“This is our home, and there is no question of shifting the hospital to Andhra Pradesh,” said Dr. Bhattacharjee. “We are planning a second campus in that State, and we are still in the process of discussing it,” he added.

Manaku Manchi rojulu rava????