New Director for CMC

Dr Sunil Chandy’s five-year term as Director of CMC finishes this summer.  CMC have announced that Dr John Victor Peter, Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Associate Director (Finance) has been appointed as Director-Designate with effect from 29th June 2017 and will take over as Director on 23rd September 2017 for a five-year term.  He is an alumnus of the MBBS Batch of 1982.

Dr J V Peter

Please pray for God to give him wisdom and guidance as he begins his leadership, and that he might serve in a way that brings glory to God.


Spring 2017 Newsletter

We have just published our Spring 2017 newsletter.  View it here:

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CMC Missions Website Launched

The Missions Department Website funded by Friends of Vellore was officially inaugurated during the Council meeting on 20th January 2017.  It will act as a single hub for all missions hospitals enabling networking between hospitals and facilitating the sharing of equipment or needs.  It has information on CMC’s mission heritage, news, conferences, continuing medical education, devotional pages and a message board.

Click on the image below to go directly to the site and explore it for yourself:

Front page of Missions Website

Missions Website

Dr Sukria Nayak, Associate Director (Missions) writes:

Thank you for funding this project from Friends of Vellore, UK.   Looking forward for your continued interaction and support – in expansion of the healing ministry through CMC, Vellore

Maitri 2017 now available

Please join with us in praying for the work of CMC.

The latest edition of Maitri for 2017 is now available to download.  Maitri is produced by the chaplaincy team at CMC.  It has Bible reflections and suggested areas for prayer for each week of the year.  If you would like to be added to an email list to receive this on a weekly basis, please contact the FOV UK office.

Maitri 2017

Maitri 2017

CMC’s Equipment Wish List

Sometimes we get enquiries from supporters who would like to make a large donation to fund a particular piece of equipment. Here you can find CMC’s equipment wish list should you be interested in making such a donation.  Please call the office first to talk it through and we can check that any items you are interested in haven’t already been purchased by another supporter. (This list has been made available to Friends of Vellore in the USA, Australia, Canada, Germany and Sweden also.)  Previously supporters from the UK have funded four wheeled drive vehicles, one for the Low Cost Effective Care Unit to attend their slum clinics and another for the Palliative Care Home Team in order for them to be able to travel to rural areas for home visits.

Equipment needs for CMC

Equipment needs for CMC

Stock for Sale

Following the office move, we have the following stock for sale.  The cost allocated to each item includes the cost of postage and any profit will go towards our current projects.

Further details and photos can be provided on request.  If you would like to buy anything, please send a cheque payable to Friends of Vellore to Ruth Tuckwell, 48 College Fields, Cambridge, CB4 1YZ with a note indicating what you’d like to buy and your address for postage.  Alternatively, you can email me at to check the item is still available and then put the money directly into our bank account: HSBC sort code 40-02-06, Account number: 00014559.