The Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, Ranipet Campus was inaugurated by Thiru M.K Stalin, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 25th June 2022 through videoconferencing. Thiru Durai Murugan, Hon’ble Minister of Water Resources of Tamil Nadu and Thiru Jagathrakshakan, Lok Sabha MP were present at the inaugural program along with the Director of CMC, Dr. JV Peter, Associate Director, Dr. Vikram Mathews and Public Relations Officer Mr. Durai Jasper. The MLA of Arcot Thiru JL Eswarappan and the District Collector Thiru Baskara Pandian were present at the Ranipet campus during the program.
Phase 1 of the project includes 1500 beds that provide quaternary medical and surgical services. The facility is equipped with 35 operating theatres, 250 intensive care unit beds, cancer services, cardiac catheterization laboratories, 29 bone-marrow transplant unit beds, well-equipped blood storage and donor facility, 50 dialysis beds, high-end diagnostic and therapeutic radiology and state-of-the-art laboratories. The facility would provide comprehensive trauma care in order to address the recent epidemic of road traffic accidents and bring about locally relevant and comprehensive healthcare solutions for victims of accidents. The trauma care centre would provide 24-hour emergency services and would be supported by a fully equipped radiology suite, 6 co-located operating theatres and 2 intensive care units with 29 beds dedicated for accident victims.
The campus is planned as a green campus and has a Zero-Waste water discharge system with sewage treatment and effluent treatment plants to recycle and reuse water. For power supply, 30% of the demand load will be met through solar panels. All extra-low voltage will be based on IP networking, thus putting in place a Digital Blanket for the entire hospital. The engineering services will be centrally monitored using advanced Building Management Systems
The Ranipet campus was used during the first two waves of the COVID pandemic as a surge facility at the request of the District administration.
As part of Phase 2, a 350-bed Pediatric Specialty Centre is planned with support from Fairfax Financial Holdings and Quess Corp. There is also a proposal to create a Research and Innovation Block to enhance the institutional research capacity.