Bimonthly Newsletter of the Christian Medical Association of India
DEVOTION Genesis 6:6-8 It repented the Lord that he had made man upon the earth… But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. A regular viewer of a half-hour news bulletin on television witnesses scams, threats, illegal deaths, corrupt leaders and dishonest ordinary folk. There is abundance of wickedness around, how do you respond to it? The expressions used in Gen 6 are strange: It repented the Lord that he had made man upon the earth. God does not see our waywardness as an unconcerned spectator, but as someone who is injured by it. In Genesis 1, God was pleased with the work of His hands, but six chapters later, He regrets having created us. Alarming? Noah is distinguished from the rest of the world. When the rest of the world was corrupt and wicked, Noah kept his integrity. What would integrity mean to you? For me, integrity is being able to say I have erred and not hide behind a veil; not only doing what is right in silent secrecy, but recognising where you have fallen short. Noah’s perfection was not his sinlessness but his sincerity. Too many homes break today not because we are people who are bad; rather it is good men and women from fine homes who along the way, for various reasons, lose a grip on that sense of integrity. Finding favour in God’s sight has everything to do with character and nothing to do with abilities. God looked upon Noah with favour. May He look upon you and me with favour too. I encourage you to never lose the image of God; the loss of God’s image in our generation is because of our wickedness of heart. Anand Peacock Lecturer, African Bible Colleges, Lilongwe, Malawi
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From the General Secretary... Dear friends, e have just completed the Biennial Conference (3-5 November 2011 at Chennai, Tamilnadu) which was a time of fellowship and inspiration in spite of very heavy rains. We were blessed by a truly outstanding series of devotional message on the theme Our World, Our Health by Rev Dr Roger Gaikwad, General Secretary, NCCI. In addition to this, we had a meticulously weaved Keynote Address by Dr Guillermo Kerber, World Council of Churches, Geneva, and a touching personal and inspirational Dr Jacob Chandy Oration by Dr Cherian Thomas, ex-General Secretary, CMAI. These together provided us inspiration and learning of a very high standard, which was appreciated by all. Other highlights were the thanksgiving and the dedication services, the inaugural function (Chief Guest Thiru D Jayakumar, Hon’ble Speaker, Tamilnadu Assembly) which began with an innovative invocation by the students of CSI Rainy Hospital School of Nursing, the D W Mategaonkar Award which recognised very special people – Dr Thomas Sen Bhanu, Ms Nancy Henry, Rev J N Noel, Dr R Premkumar and Mr Selungba Singh, and the cultural evening, a tradition displaying the very high standard of talent in our membership. In addition to a very active getting-to-know-each-other session, we also spent time in small groups discussing CMAI's future. The sectional meetings had much discussion and participation despite the rains and the three pre-conference workshops (Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS – Lessons from Mission Hospitals; Indian Integrated Care Pathway – A protocol for End-of-Life Care in Mission Hospitals and Equipping Communities for Change) were well appreciated. The big challenge was the group photo of over 500 participants, shot indoors again due to the heavy rains. Photos of the event are available on the facebook page of the Christian Medical Association of India. Do have a look! It gives me great pleasure to announce and welcome our new office bearers: President: Dr Sudhir Joseph, Director, St Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi Vice President: Major John P Macwan, Retd Major, Salvation Army Treasurer: Mr Augustine Aiyadurai, Administrator, SIH–R&LC, Karigiri Editor: Dr George Chandy, Director, MIOT Advanced Centre for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Chennai This issue carries details of the various committees for the Biennium '11-'13. As we enter a new biennium and a new year, please uphold CMAI and the new office bearers, General Body of CMAI and the various committees in prayers. Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a New Year full of excitement in discerning and following God’s will.
Dr Vijay Aruldas General Secretary
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From the sections... Doctors Dear friends, I place on record CMAI’s thanks to Dr John Thomas, who has moved on after two years with CMAI. His farewell to the members of the section – “I remember with gratitude the varied experiences and exposure I received and my thankfulness to God and all my colleagues at the CMAI family.” As staff incharge of Gujarat-Rajasthan, Dr John Thomas attended that regional conference (18 Sept) at The Salvation Army Emery Hospital, Anand, where Dr Nitin Joseph, Chairperson of the Section, was also present. The 5th CME on Emergency Medicine in collaboration with Department of Emergency Medicine, CMC, Vellore, (led by Dr Moses Kirubairaj) was conducted from 23 to 24 Sept at Mar Gregorios Memorial Muthoot Medical Centre, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, helped by Dr Mathew Tharien, Regional Sectional Secretary, Kerala. Dr Pradip Martin and Dr John Thomas received good responses from medical professionals when they visited Jodhpur on 25 Sept. Rev Jitendra Nath, Ms Shweta Tirkey (Vice-Chair, AHP Section) and Dr Suchitra Hansda extended full cooperation and help. The 2nd CMAI Central India Students Conference was held from 14 to 16 Oct at NCCI, Nagpur, with the theme Towards a Hope-filled Future and Mr Hansraj Jain as the speaker. The 41st Biennial Conference had over 500 registrations (85 doctors). Dr Thomas Sen Bhanu, Coordinator, CAMS, was given the Dr D W Mategaonkar Award. The sectional meeting had three scientific papers - Management of Mental Illnesses – Dr Susheel Tharian (Oddanchatram), Comparison of BACT / Alert and Conventional Culture Media – Dr Rohini Suryawanshi (Miraj), Pioneering a Mission Hospital in Faith – Dr Shree Hari Babu (Jharkhand). During the business meeting, it was decided that the Emergency Medicine workshops in partnership with CMC, Vellore, and student’s nurture workshops would continue. Suggestions are invited for the venue of the 2012 National Conference (the previous one was at Kottayam.) With warm regards in Christ,
Dr Vijay Aruldas General Secretary
CMAI News Andhra Pradesh Regional Conference 48 delegates participated at the regional conference of CMAI’s Andhra Pradesh region held on 13-14 August 2011 at Jeevan Jyoti Retreat House, Begumpet, AP. After the opening prayer by Rev Dr Tomi Thomas, Director General of Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI), Dr C N Frederick, Regional Secretary of AP, welcomed the participants to the conference. The conference was inaugurated by Dr Rajesh Dasari, former Managing Director of OBI. Dr Helen Hemalatha Simon presented CMAI At A Glance and also requested members to promote CMAI activities in their areas of work. This, she said, would help to unite all Christian professionals who are working with the same goal i.e. taking Christ’s love to the people they serve. The following papers were presented: Stress Management – Dr Sunil Sam David Alzheimer’s Disease (Primary Dementia) – Dr Helen Hemalatha Simon Mission Hospitals and Government Projects – Dr Ch Vijaya Kumar Nireekshana Model of Care of HIV Patients – Mr Sandeep (from Nireekshana) How HIV & AIDS patients are being treated in present day society – Dr P C Rao, CHAI Behavioural Health and how to deal with – Dr Ch Vijay Kumar certain cases Mrs Jancy Johnson, Secretary, Nurses League, CMAI, and Mr S J Bernard, CMAI Bangalore office, complemented the delegate members for their active participation in the conference. Elections were held for the next biennium. In addition to the sectional representatives, Core Committee members of the Doctors Section were elected as follows: Doctors – Twin Cities area: Dr Helen Hemalatha Simon (and Dr P C Rao) Doctors – Guntur and Krishna area: Dr B Patricia Closing prayer was offered by Mr B Samuel John, Regional Secretary, Administrators Section and Rev Percy K V Hirams pronounced the benediction. The conference ended with fellowship dinner.
Tamilnadu and Puducherry Regional Conference The Tamilnadu and Puducherry Regional Conference was held at Joseph Eye Hospital, Melapudur, Trichy on 20 and 21 August 2011. There were 80 participants from the following institutions : Bethany Medical Centre, Anaikatty, Scudder Memorial Hospital Ranipet, Kanyakumari Medical Mission, Neyoor, CSI Mission Hospital, Trichy, Emmanuel Blind Relief Society, Coonoor, CMCH, Vellore, Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, Mathe College of Nursing, Madurai, CBH, Nagercoil, Christian Mission Hospital, Madurai, St Luke’s Leprosorium, Peikulam, Joseph Eye Hospital, CSI Hospital, Erode. The participants comprised 7 doctors, 30 nurses, 14 AHP, 7 administrators, 8 chaplains and 12 students. The Bishop of TELC, Trichy, Rt Rev H A Martin was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the conference by lighting the lamp. Dr Nelson Jesudas was the Guest of Honour.
Karnataka Regional Conference The Karnataka Regional Conference was held at St Mark’s Cathedral Auditorium, MG Road, Bangalore on 26 August 2011. There were 310 participants comprising 9 doctors, 87 nurses, 136 nursing students, 38 AHP, 37 AHP students, and 3 chaplains from the following institutions : CSI Hospital, Bangalore; Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore Institute of Oncology, SDA Medical Centre (Hospital), SD Adventist College of Nursing, Hoskote Medical Mission, CSI Hospital, Chickballapur; Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore, Manipal Hospital, KIMS, CSI Hospital, Gadag, Sarvodya College of Nursing, Acts Health Centre, Mahaveer Jain Hospital, ETCM Hospital Kolar. Rev Gnana Mithra, Pastor of St Andrew’s Church, led the morning devotion on the theme Our World, Our Health. The inaugural function started with a prayer by Rev Job Jayaraj, Secretary, Chaplain Section, CMAI. This was followed by the welcome address by Dr John Christo, Director, and Doctors Section Secretary for Karnataka Region, CMAI. Dr Alexander Thomas, Director, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, introduced the Chief Guest. continued on page 3 Life for All Issue 156 & 157 November 2011 - February 2012
CMAI News continued from page 2 Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary, CMAI, greeted the participants and introduced CMAI to the Chief Guest and to the audience. He also shared about CMAI activities. Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman of Narayana Hrudayalaya, spoke on “Nurse Practitioners: an answer to India’s health care issues”. While addressing the participants, he said there was a need to build the capacity of nurses and utilise their services not merely for nursing care but also in preliminary diagnosis of the patient before the doctor could see the patient as is practiced abroad. Rev Peniel from United Theological College led the Bible study on the theme Our World, Our Health. The next presentation on “Concept of Life Style Medicine” was by Dr Narendran from Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Bangalore. The afternoon session on “How to break sad news?” was led by Rev A I David from UTC, Bangalore. He shared his personal experience of breaking sad news at Arogyavaram Medical Centre, Andhra Pradesh, followed by the institution’s presentation by CSI Basel Mission hospital, Gadag, Karnataka. During the business session the Regional Secretary and Sectional Secretaries for the region gave brief reports for the biennium 2009-2011 after which the elections for the biennium 2011-2013 were held.
MP-Chhattisgarh Regional Conference The regional conference for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh was hosted by Dhamtari Christian Hospital from 26 to 28 August 2011. Around 100 participants attended from Padhar Christian Hospital, Padhar; Evangelical Mission Hospital, Mungeli; Christian Hospital, Jagdeeshpur; Christian Hospital, Tilda; Christian Fellowship Hospital, Rajnandgaon; Dhamtari Christian Hospital, Dhamtari. Dr S K Chatterjee, Medical Superintendent and Regional Secretary, CMAI, welcomed the gathering. Dr Victor Choudhrie, spoke on the topic Our World, Our Health. He emphasised on the threefold objectives of being technically competent, spiritually vibrant and socially relevant in the process of being used by God to build a just and healthy society. Dr S K Chatterjee and Dr Choudhrie focused on “Qualities Expected From Leaders In Mission Hospitals”. Mr Stephen Victor, Secretary, Administrators Section, CMAI, spoke on three negative / positive reactions to change from a biblical context. The business meeting was attended by 22 members. Since the existing committee was constituted only a year back, it was unanimously re-elected.
Maharashtra-Goa Regional Conference Mure Memorial Hospital, Nagpur, hosted the Regional Conference of the Maharashtra-Goa Region held on 10 September 2011 at the Ark, Mure Memorial Hospital Campus, Nagpur. The theme was Our World, Our Health. More than 30 persons participated. The conference started with a brief Bible study by Rev S Paramjyoti from the Church of North India. Rev Dr Roger Gaikwad, General Secretary of the NCCI, inaugurated the Conference. Rev Asir Ebenezer, Executive Secretary, NCCI, concluded the inaugural session with prayer. The following presentations were made: Current trends in managing hospitals Renewable Energy NABH Sharing on CCC
Dr Rajkumar Mr Ashish Kaswa Mrs Vijaya and Mr Isaac Mr Ashish and Ms Sudhamma
The nominations committee headed by Dr Nitin Joseph presented their recommendation to the floor of the house and elections were held for the biennium 2011-2013.
From the sections... Nurses Dear friends, The 41st Biennial Conference concluded on a glorious note. The time we spent in Chennai was exciting. I take this opportunity to thank all the participants who travelled long distances to make this occasion a truly blessed one. It was an encouraging sight to see the enthusiasm of the senior members and their joyful participation. On the second day, we had our sectional meeting during which the Executive Committee members were elected. The list of the members is given in these pages. There were talks on both spiritual and scientific topics. Mrs Bindhu Shaiju, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, Delhi, challenged the participants by effectively amalgamating life and the profession within the Christian perspective. The scientific topic “Current Issues in Nursing Practice” was aptly conducted by Mrs Mercy John, Principal, College of Nursing, Bissamcuttack. I appreciate Mrs Josephine Little Flower, Registrar, Tamilnadu Nursing Council, for deputing Mrs S Ani Grace Kalaimathi, Principal, MIOT College of Nursing, for delivering her talk on the topic “Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice” as she herself could not make it due to domestic compulsions. I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all the Executive Committee members for their constant support and valuable contribution in the last biennium. I also welcome the new members as they take up their new roles. There are many challenges ahead of us and I am confident that with a Christ-like commitment as we determine to serve, God will guide us to fulfill all our responsibilities effectively. Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! With regards,
CMAI Certificate Course on Laws on Hospital Administration The Administrators Section of CMAI is launching, and invites applications for, a certificate course (under distance education) on Laws On Hospital Administration.
This course will equip health care professionals to take the necessary steps to meet regulatory requirements, prevent and protect themselves from unnecessary litigation. Application form available on the website www.cmai.org. Application deadline extended upto 31st December 2011 Life for All
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Ms Jancy Johnson Secretary, Nurses League email@example.com
From the sections... Administrators Dear Members, The Biennial Conference was indeed a time of fellowship and learning. I am sure all those who attended the conference went back with their knowledge of the word of God enriched and their professional acumen enhanced. The next National Conference of the Administrators Section is scheduled to be held at Shillong sometime in October / November 2012. Please keep this in mind while you plan next year’s activities and await further information on this. The Chairperson, Mr Samuel Abraham, stressed the need for getting more members enlisted with CMAI as life members. He also highlighted about the first ever long term training programme from the Administrators Section which is the 1-yr certificate course viz. “Laws of Hospital Administration” to be conducted under the distance education programme. Kindly encourage suitable persons to register for this programme. The last date for sending the filled-in application form has been extended to 31 December 2011. The following are the list of presentations made during the Biennial Conference. More details will be published in the next issue of Clipboard. I wish to place on record my thanks to all those who took the effort to come and present these technical papers. 1. Quality in Health Care: a need of the hour for mission hospitals – Mr Akilan Arunkumar, Administrator & Quality Coordinator, Joseph Eye Hospital, Trichy 2. Reduction of Dependence on Overseas Funding – Mr Augustine Aiyadurai, Administrative Manager, Schieffelin Institute, Karigiri, Vellore 3. Basic skills needed for building a positive attitude – Dr Y Thangabose, Chennai Please accept my wishes for a meaningful Christmas and a brilliant start to the New Year. In Christ,
Mr Stephen Victor Secretary Administrators Section firstname.lastname@example.org
CMAI News Orissa Regional Conference The regional conference of CMAI’s Orissa Region was held on 23 and 24 September at Youth Hostel, Gopalpur-on-Sea. A total of 75 delegate participated from six different hospitals of Orissa. Mrs Jancy Johnson from CMAI, New Delhi, and Mr Mrutyunjaya Nayak from the CMAI office at Bhubaneswar attended the conference. The theme of the conference was Our World, Our Health. The resource persons were: Rev Purna Sagar Nag, Prof Pradeep Kumar Behera, Mrs Jancy Johnson, Dr John Oommen, Dr Vinod and Dr M K Nanda. The following topics were discussed : Our World, Our Health, Patient Safety in Hospitals, Economy in our Health Care Services, Changing Scenario in Health Care Services in Orissa; How do I change myself?, Watch your Figures – a management principle. Each section had their discussion separately with topics of their interest. Elections were held to elect the office bearers for the region for the biennium 2011-2013.
Northwest Regional Conference The Northwest Regional Conference of CMAI was held on 29 September 2011 at Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital, Jalandhar, Punjab. There were 120 participants at the conference from different institutions. The opening prayer was said by Pastor Samuel Gill. Dr Jacob Prabhakar Chindrupu gave the welcome address. The Keynote Address was given by Dr Calvin N Joshua, who was the Chief Guest. There was a special song performed by the St Stephen’s Hospital Group. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary, CMAI, introduced CMAI to all participants. Different sessions were held as follows: Christian Health Care – Human Resources Patient Safety Christian Nurse in Present Scenario Healing Ministry – A spiritual perspective Medical Ministry – An entering wedge
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Mr Pierson Sam David Dr William Bhatti Prof Triza Jeewan Dr Subhash Lazarus Dr Jacob Prabhakar
During the post-lunch sessions, member hospitals shared their experiences. The Frances Newton Hospital Group performed a special song. The elections were conducted and new office bearers were elected for the biennium 2011-2013. During the valedictory function, Dr Calvin N Joshua dedicated the office bearers and Dr Jacob Prabhakar gave the vote of thanks. The conference ended with the benediction pronounced by Dr Calvin N Joshua.
West Bengal Regional Conference The West Bengal regional conference was held on 29 and 30 September 2011 at TLM Hospital and Home, Purulia. Participants were both staff and students from TLM Hospital, Kolkata, Mission of Mercy Hospital, Kolkata, and TLM Hospital and Home, Purulia. At the Thanksgiving Service held on 29 September, Rev Job Jayaraj spoke on Our World, Our Health, the 2011 Healing Ministry theme. Dr Famkima Darlong, Superintendent, TLM Hospital, Purulia, welcomed the gathering. Greetings from CMAI was presented by Rev Job Jayaraj. Rev David Luke, HOD, Chaplaincy, Mission of Mercy Hospital, presented the Keynote Address on Our World Our Health – the purpose of God creating living beings and, especially human beings. An overview of CMAI was presented by Rev Job Jayaraj. The three institutions mentioned above presented the activities in their respective hospitals. In the Business Session, Mr Abraham George, Regional Secretary, West Bengal, presented a brief report on the activities in the region during the biennium 2009-2011. Elections for the biennium 2011-2013 were held and Pastor Abhijit Shome led the Bible study based on the 2011 Healing Ministry Bible Study questions. In the cultural programme, participants presented their talents with songs. On the next day, Pastor Abhijit Shome led the morning devotion. The Regional Secretary presented the report at the Business Session. Each section's secretary was asked to present their plans for the region in the coming biennium. Participants also shared their views. Membership drive and connecting with the individuals and institutions were focused more during the sharing session. Rev Job Jayaraj presented the history of the CMAI Healing Ministry and selection of the themes. In the concluding session, the newly elected members of the regional committee were dedicated. The conference came to an end with prayer and benediction by Rev Job Jayaraj. Mr Rajesh Sahu proposed the vote of thanks. Life for All Issue 156 & 157 November 2011 - February 2012
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Kerala Regional Conference The Kerala Regional Conference was held on 15 October 2011 at Tiruvalla Medical Mission Hospital, Tiruvalla. There were 79 participants from different sections of CMAI. The programme started with praise and worship by the College of Nursing students and devotion by the Chaplain of Tiruvalla Medical Mission. The Keynote Address was given by Bishop Samuel, Retd Bishop of CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese. He spoke on the theme, Our World Our Health. The welcome address was given Rev M T Tharian, Regional Secretary, Kerala Region. Scientific Session I on the topic “Life Style Medicine” was taken by Dr J C Vijayan. He dealt with the topic in detail. Scientific Session II on the topic “Emergencies in ENT” was taken by Dr Mathew Tharian, ENT Specialist and Secretary, Doctors Section, CMAI, Kerala Region. He explained the different problems in ENT in detail as also the precautions and first aid to be given in such cases. Scientific Session III on the topic “Challenges of Health Care in India” was taken by Mrs Nahomi Clement, Principal, CON, Tiruvalla Medical Mission. She presented the health care scenario in different states in India with latest statistics. Lively discussions followed all three sessions. After lunch, the Secretaries presented their reports, followed by discussion. During the business session, the members elected the new committee members for the Biennium 2011-2013. The new office bearers were consecrated by Bishop K G Daniel, Bishop, CSI, East Kerala Diocese. Mr Jacob Bernard congratulated the new office bearers as did Mrs Jancy Johnson, both of CMAI. Rev Tharian, Regional Secretary, CMAI, thanked everyone for their support and participation in the conference. The closing prayer and benediction were given by Bishop K G Daniel.
CME on Emergency Medicine The 5th CME on Emergency Medicine was conducted at Mar Gregorios Memorial Muthoot Medical Centre, Pathanamthitta, Kozhenchery, Kerala, on 23 and 24 September 2011. Sixty participants including 16 doctors, 43 nurses and 1 medical student from various hospitals in Kerala and Karnataka participated. Dr Moses Kirubairaj from Department of Emergency Medicine, CMC, Vellore, led the CME.
EHA, St Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi, and Mar Thoma Church, Delhi, launch mental health helpline The Emmanuel Hospital Association, St Stephen’s Hospital and the Mar Thoma Church, Delhi, with the Vandrevala Foundation, have jointly started a helpline for those grappling with mental health issues. The number for Mumbai is (022) 257 0600; for all other places in India it is 1860 266 2345. Local call charges apply. Please spread the word.
Adieu Dr John Thomas, Secretary, Doctors Section, completed two years of service at CMAI on 1 November 2011 and has moved on to other challenges. During his time at CMAI, he started the series of Emergency Medicine workshops in collaboration with CMC, Vellore, and also did a lot of ground work to successfully initiate the annual CMAI Central India students conference. A prayerful person with a deep commitment to ministering to others, he was always willing to try new things. CMAI thanks him for his service and contributions.
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Allied Health Professionals Dear friends in Christ, I have great pleasure in communicating to you through this small note. I am sure all of you are busy with your regular works and the preparations for Christmas. Our IGNOU initiatives are going on well and I am getting many queries from our alumni from other countries regarding lateral entry to the degree programmes. All our convenors are very keen on it and have prepared the curriculum already, but there are little delays at the university. We are trying our best to get things done. CMAI has always been instrumental in starting new training programmes and all our training programmes are needbased in mission hospitals. Now too we are focusing on programmes such as Dialysis Technology, Urology Technology, Operation Theatre Technology and Ambulance Training Course (the latter two have come as new proposals from our membership network). These will be studied after the formation of expert committees and finalised by our Central Education Board. We have successfully completed the Biennial Conference. I was glad to see many of our members come with great enthusiasm. It was indeed a time of enjoyment – to have fellowship with people from across the country. We had a successful sectional meeting and have unanimously elected Dr Madanlal as the Chairperson of our section. We are grateful to Mr Suresh Carleton, our former Chairperson, who shouldered the responsibility for two terms. We look forward to his valuable support always. Many of our members are updating their membership fee by paying the additional Rs 500/-. Please do update your fee and inform your friends too. I wish you all a blessed Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year. May our Lord continue to bless us!
Mr A P Berry Secretary, AHP Section email@example.com
From the sections... Chaplains Dear friends, Greetings to you in His precious name! As planned, we had the workshop for the Lutheran Pastors in Yercaud on 29 and 30 August. We hope that it will be useful in their ministry. By the grace of God, the 25th Annual Course went off well, in September, with 24 participants from different denominations and regions. There is a brief report of the same in this issue. I represented CMAI at the West Bengal Regional Conference held on 29 and 30 September. We thank God for the fellowship we had at CMAI’s 41st Biennial Conference held in Chennai from 3 to 5 November 2011. By the grace of God everything went off well despite the pouring rain. We had a few meetings with the CBCI representative and CMAI staff and presented a few themes to the CMAI General Body. Transforming Lives has been chosen as the theme for the 2012 Healing Ministry Week / Sunday and the process to print the materials has started. We humbly request you to observe the event in your churches / hospitals and support the activities of CMAI. Hope the annual Thanksgiving / Harvest festival in your church / institution went off well and you were able to reach the target for the year. As you get ready for the annual mega events – Christmas and New Year – I urge you to take care of your health, and of the congregation in general and the carolers in particular. Wishing you, members of your family and the congregation / institution a very blessed Christmas and peace-filled New Year 2012. Thank you for your prayers and support in the past and God be with you all till we meet again.
Rev Job Jayaraj Secretary, Chaplains Section firstname.lastname@example.org
CMAI’s Annual Course on Pastoral Care for the Sick and Suffering held at Delhi The 25th annual course on Pastoral Care for the Sick and Suffering was held at CMAI headquarters, New Delhi, from 1 to 23 September 2011. The inauguration of the course was held on 1 September. Dr Geom Abraham, Programme Coordinator, CHD, CMAI, said the opening prayer and Mr S K Das, Administrative Manager, welcomed the gathering. The inaugural address was presented by the Guest of Honour, Mr Kennedy, Executive Director, EFICOR. He stressed on the responsibilities of both the teachers and students / learners, based on John 17:13-26 – each one to motivate the other by being a model. The participants introduced themselves, citing their name and the places they had come from. The closing prayer was said by Mr Prince David, Tearfund. The following were the resource persons: Rev Eugene Skaria, Mr Vinod Gnanaraj, Rev Julias Khristy, Mrs Anita Khristy, Rev Sharath David, Dr Joe Varghese, Dr Ronald Lalthanmawia, Mrs Jancy Johnson, Mr Stephen Victor, Dr John Thomas, Ms Jaya Philips and Dr Vijay Aruldas. Twenty-four participants (5 female and 19 male) represented different categories like clergy, probationers, theological students and laity and different Christian denominations like Baptists - 1, CNI - 1, CSI - 19, Orthodox - 2 and Presbyterian - 1. Participants had times of learning, both theory and practical. They visited St Stephen’s Hospital three times for practical exposure and also visited some places in Delhi and Agra. They shared their views on the course and had individual evaluation. Participants also organised a campfire – a time to present their talents. The valedictory was held on 23 September. Rev Sharath David, Programme Coordinator, Church and Institutions, said the opening prayer and Mr S K Das welcomed the gathering. The Guest of Honour was Fr Dr Mathew Abraham, CBCI, Commission for Health. Fr Mathew shared some of his experiences during and after his studies, both at the medical and theological colleges, encouraging the participants to be conscious of their duty to humanity. Representatives of the participants shared their feelings and benefits of the course, and also entertained the gathering with songs, skits and magic shows. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary, CMAI, gave away the certificates, and requested participants to be ambassadors of CMAI wherever they be placed. The Bishops, heads of institutions, resource persons, parents / spouses and members of the families were thanked for sending the participants to New Delhi to attend the course and the CMAI staff were also thanked for their moral support during the course. Mr Thapa, Mr Wilson and Mr Kashi Ram were thanked especially for their untiring service. Rev Emmanuel Gnana Zion, Chairperson of the Section, also thanked and emphasised the participants’ contribution to CMAI and the section and said the closing prayer and benediction. ‘Much helpful’, ‘learned many things’, ‘very useful for me and my ministry’, ‘effective’, ‘excellent and impressive’, ‘refreshing’, ‘good programme’, ‘meaningful’, ‘got more knowledge’, ‘very good food and accommodation’, ‘excellent syllabus’, ‘enriched me in my ministerial journey’, ‘motivated’, and ‘class room needs re-arrangement’, were the feedback CMAI got from the participants. CMAI’s Chaplains Section thanks every reader for their prayerful support to the section, especially to the annual course. The section would also like to thank every participant for the cooperation and accommodative spirit exhibited during the course and wishes each one of them God’s blessings in their life and ministry.
Review Meeting on RNTCP held in Aizawl On the initiation of the government of Mizoram, CMAI staff, under Global Fund TB R9 attended the 2nd quarter 2011 Review Meeting on RNTCP held on 3 August 2011 at Aijal Club, Aizawl, Mizoram. The meeting was chaired by the Mission Director, NRHM. The Project Manager made a presentation on behalf of CMAI about the works of CMAI and also the plans ahead. During the presentation, areas for support and coordination were highlighted. District Coordinators and the Assistant Programme Manager were also present during the review meeting. Life for All Issue 156 & 157 November 2011 - February 2012
CMAI News Saroj Project Training Initiatives for SHG leaders CMAI’s Saroj Project at Muzaffarpur in Bihar, with the support of the TLM Hospital, Muzaffarpur, works in 30 villages with 600 women belonging to Dalit and Mahadalit families, mostly BPL. In order to help them establish well-functioning SHGs, CMAI organised training opportunities in three stages for 150 SHG leaders and 30 Community Volunteers and the CMAI project staff. In the first stage (11 to 23 August 2011) a 2-day training programme was held for them on leadership qualities and role of group leaders. This was held at Panchayat Samitee Bhawan, Sakra, Muzaffarpur Dist, Bihar and facilitated by Mohammed Rehmat Khan and Islam from READ. In the second stage (25 August to 10 September 2011), they were given 3-days training on SHG functioning – group functioning, accounts management, micro credit, banking procedures, writing SHG records, bye-law and develop required accounting registers for SHGs, health fund management etc. This was held at TLM Hospital, Muzaffarpur and facilitated by Mohammed Kalam Ansari from Seva Kendra and Mr Vinod Kumar from CENCORED, Patna. In the third stage, during September, they were taken on a 1-day exposure visit to wellperforming SHG units in Bihar. The SHGs visited were CIC Nirmal Mahila Bikash Sansthan, Darbhanga, Nishkalanka Sisters Society, Patna City, Vivek Bharati Samitee, Samastipur. In this way, the SHG leaders, community volunteers and project team members were trained, so that they could further train the rest of the 450 SHG members in the project. This step down training has started, where the trained SHG leaders and CVs have started conducting step down training to share what they had learnt with their own people. Areas focused on so far include group functioning, accounts management, micro credit and banking procedures.
Obituary Mrs Aleena William no more Mrs Aleena William, former Principal, School of Nursing, Christian Hospital, Chhatarpur, MP, went to be with the lord on 2 October 2011. She had been suffering from motor nerve disease since 2006. After doing her nursing training from Christian Hospital, Jhansi, UP, she joined Christian Hospital, Chhatarpur, as staff nurse in 1963. She was married to Mr I William of Chhatarpur in 1965. Mrs William underwent ward sister and sister tutor course at MIBE Graduate School for Nurses, Indore, and returned to Chhatarpur in 1968. She was then promoted to the tutor post and in 1989, took the leadership of the nursing service department and the ANM School. She continued in this position till her retirement in March 1997.
CMAI-MNRE Workshop Held in Kochi
Mrs William was an active member of the MIBE. She contributed in examination setting, MIBE examination evaluation and participated in workshops organised by MIBE.
The fifth and the final in the series of workshops aimed at creating awareness about energy efficient practices and to empower health care organisations to opt for alternate technologies was held at Hotel Abad Plaza, Kochi on 19 August 2011.
Mrs William has left behind her husband – Mr I William, 3 daughters, a son and 2 grand children.
The opening prayer and introduction of CMAI was given by Rev M T Tharian, Vice President, TRADA and CMAI Regional Secretary. Mr K Premkumar, State Technical Director, ANERT, gave a gist of all the recent developments in renewable energy applications. Dr A K Singhal, Director-Solar Energy, MNRE, gave a comprehensive presentation on “Renewable Energy Options for Hospitals”. Mrs Elsy John, CMAI, Bangalore, proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr Hans (Dr Johannes) Grüber Dr Hans (Dr Johannes) Grüber went to be with the Lord in June 2011. He was a life member of CMAI.
The following were the technical presentations: 1. Energy Saving Potential in Hospitals – Mr Stephen Victor, Secretary, Administrators Section, CMAI 2. Renewable Energy Initiatives & Programmes – Mr Aneesh S Prasad, for Institutions in Kerala Jt Technical Director, ANER 3. Case Studies of Renewable Energy Technologies Installed in Institutions in Kerala – Mr K N Iyer, Kraftwork Solar and Secretary, Kerala Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs and Promoters Association 4. GRIHA – Mr Babu Rajendran, Green Energy Foundation 5. Biogas Plants as Viable Solution for Disposal – Col (Retd) Suresh Rege, of Organic Waste in Hospitals Mailhem Engineers 6. Steam Driven Central Air-Conditioning – Mr Prashant Prabhu, Thermax India 7. Roof Top SPV system and Solar Street Lights – Mrs Laxmi Nair, for Institutions Team Solar India 8. Green Buildings and Healthcare – Mr B R Ajit, Indian Green Building Council Life for All
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Dr Mrs Amini Lobo Dr Mrs Amini Lobo, former Professor & Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and wife of Dr Lionel Henry Lobo (Former Principal and HOD of Orthopaedics) passed away at 12:30 PM on 24 November 2011 at Perinthalmannu, Malapuram District, Kerala. She was 79. Her funeral was held in her native town, Haripad, Kerala, on 25 November 2011. A memorial service was held at the CMCH Chapel, on 28 November 2011 at 04:30 PM.
HUMAN RESOURCES Council of Christian Hospitals Department of Pulmonary (COCH) requires immediately Medicine, CMC, Vellore Surgeons, Gynecologists, Ophthalmologists and Senior MBBS Doctors for their hospitals 1. Christian Medical Centre Pithapuram – East Godavari Dist. 2. Star of Hope Hospital, Akividu – West Godavari Dist, 3. CBM Bethel Hospital, Vuyyuru – Krishna Dist. in Andhra Pradesh 4. Serango Christian Hospital-Eye Services, Ranipeta-Parlakhemundi in Odisha.
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, CMC, Vellore, would like to advertise for vacancies in the following posts: 1. Lecturer in Pulmonary Medicine: Qualification: MD/DNB/DM in respiratory medicine with good experience in bronchoscopy and other pulmonary procedures. Teaching experience in medical college preferable. 2. Tutor / Sr Resident in Pulmonary Medicine: Qualification: MD/DNB in respiratory medicine
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CMAI COMMITTEES 2011 - 2013 as passed at the General Assembly on 3 – 5 November 2011
A. GENERAL BODY Office Bearers 1. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President 2. Major John Purshottam Macwan, Vice President 3. Mr Augustine Aiyadurai,Treasurer 4. Dr George M Chandy, Editor 5. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary Chairpersons 6. Dr Nitin Joseph, Doctors’ Section 7. Mrs Shirley David, Nurses League 8. Dr Madan Lal, AHP Section 9. Mr Samuel Abraham, Administrators’ Section 10. Rev Paul Pragasam, Chaplains’ Section Sectional Secretaries 11. _________Secretary, Doctors’ Section 12. Mrs Jancy Johnson, Nurses’ League 13. Mr A P Berry, AHP Section 14. Rev Job Jayaraj, Chaplains’ Section 15. Mr Stephen Victor, Administrators’ Section Regional Secretaries 16. Dr C N Frederick, Andhra Pradesh 17. Dr Pradip E Soren, Bihar & Jharkhand 18. Dr Pradip I Martin, Gujarat & Rajasthan 19. Mr S Kersome, Karnataka 20. Rev M T Tharian, Kerala 21. Dr Sunil Chatterjee , Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgargh 22. Dr C D Moses, Maharashtra & Goa 23. Mr Arwin Sushil, North East Region 24. Dr Jacob Prabhakar, North West Region 25. Dr M K Nanda, Orissa 26. Mr Akilan Arunkumar, Tamilnadu & Puducherry 27. Mr Thomas K Kurian, UP & Uttarakhand 28. Mr Abraham George, West Bengal Representative of NCCI 29. Rev Dr Roger Gaikwad Members Elected at Assembly 30. Dr Pamela Jairaj 31. Rev Dr Ms Evangeline Anderson Rajkumar 32. Dr Mrs Punitha Ezhilarasu 33. Ms Shweta Tirkey Co-opted by the General Body 34. ______________ 35. ______________ 36. ______________ Invitees 37. CHAI Director-Rev Dr Tomi Thomas 38. Brethren In Christ Church 39. Chaldean Church of the East 40. New Apostolic Church B. BOARD OF MANAGEMENT Office Bearers 1. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President 2. Major John Purshottam Macwan, Vice President 3. Mr Augustine Aiyadurai ,Treasurer 4. Dr George M Chandy, Editor 5. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary Life for All
Chairpersons 6. Dr Nitin Joseph, Doctors’ Section 7. Mrs Shirley David, Nurses League 8. Dr Madan Lal, AHP Section 9. Mr Samuel Abraham, Administrators’ Section 10. Rev Paul Pragasam, Chaplains’ Section Representative from Regional Secretaries 11. Mr Arwin Sushil, Northeast (North) 12. Dr Sunil Chatterjee, MP/ Chhattisgarh (Central) 13. Rev M T Tharian, Kerala (South) One person from the elected or co-opted members of the General Body 14. _________________ C. FINANCE COMMITTEE 1. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President 2. Mr Augustine Aiyadurai ,Treasurer 3. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary 4. Mr A N Babykutty, Finance Manager Member Elected by Assembly 5. Mr Thampy Mathews Financial Experts appointed by the Board of Management 6. Mr A V Poulose 7. Mr Jeyaprakash Nathaniel D. COMMUNITY HEALTH COMMITTEE 1. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President 2. Major John Purshottam Macwan, Vice President 3. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary 4. Dr Joe Varghese, Acting Head, CHD Representatives of Member Institutions 5. Dr John C Oommen 6. Dr Shanti Dani Minz 7. Dr Philemon Pawar Community Health Experts 8. Dr Amod Kumar 9. Dr Glory Alexander 10. Dr Mary Varghese 11. Dr Abraham Joseph Representative of Nurses’ League 12. Ms Naomi Clement E. CENTRAL EDUCATION BOARD 1. Dr Nelson Jesudasan*, Chairperson 2. Dr Paul Ravindran*, Vice Chairperson 3. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President 4. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary 5. Mr A P Berry, Secretary CEB, AHP Secretary Members appointed by Sections 6. Dr Deepa Choudhrie, Doctors’ Section 7. Mrs Santosha Srinivasan, AHP Section 8. Mr Samuel N J David, Administrators’ Section 9. R e v E m m a n u e l G n a n a z i o n , Chaplains’ Section Experts from the field of Education appointed by Assembly 10. Dr Asha Jesudason
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11. Dr Sheela Kuruvilla 12. Dr John Kenneth S e c r e t a r y / C o n v e n o r o f Tr a i n i n g Committees Dr Paul Ravindran*, MRTTC 13. Sr Dr Joan Chunkapura, CATTC Dr C A Nelson Jesudasan*, OTTC 14. Rev Epratha Sarathy, HMTC 15. Dr Shaloo Ipe, ATTC 16. Dr Mannam Ebenezer, PCTTC 17. Dr John Punnoose EPTTC 18. Dr Mary Jesudason, LTC 19. Mr I R Asher, MRTC Secretaries of Boards of Nursing Education 20. Ms Lalitha Varghese, Secretary, BNESIB 21. Ms Mamta Soren, Secretary, MIBE Head, CHD 22. Dr Joe Varghese, Acting Head F. COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE 1. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President 2. Dr George M Chandy, Editor 3. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary 4. Ms Jaya Philips, Acting Head, Communications Dept. Secretaries of Sections 5. _____________________, Secretary, Doctors’ Section 6. Mrs Jancy Johnson, Secretary, Nurses League 7. Mr A P Berry, Secretary, AHP Section 8. Rev Job Jayaraj, Secretary, Chaplains’ Section 9. M r S t e p h e n Vi c t o r, S e c r e t a r y, Administrators’ Section Head, CHD 10. Dr Joe Varghese, Acting Head Members Chosen at Assembly 11. Dr Annie Mani 12. Mr Milind Gude Co-opted members 13. ______________________ 14. ______________________ 15. ______________________ 16. ______________________ 17. ______________________ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 1. Doctors’ Section 1. Dr Nitin Joseph, Chairperson 2. Dr Ms Teresa Henry, Vice Chairperson 3. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President, CMAI 4. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary 5. ___________, Secretary, Doctors’ Section 6. Dr Dorothy Lall, Guj/ Rajasthan 7. Dr Mathew Tharien, Kerala 8. Dr Satyendra Netam, MP/Chhattisgarh 9. Dr Rohini Suryawanshi, Maharashtra/ Goa 10. Dr William Bhatti, North West 11. to be appointed, UP/ Uttarakhand 12. Dr Sybil Meshramkar
13. Dr Alexander Thomas 14. Dr Deepa Choudhrie 15. Dr Loretta Das 16. Dr Thomas Sen Bhanu, CAMS Invitee 2. Nurses’ League 1. Mrs Shirley David, Chairperson 2. M r s M a n j u l a D e e n a m , V i c e Chairperson 3. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President, CMAI 4. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary 5. Ms Jancy Johnson, Secretary 6. Ms Lalitha Varghese, Secretary, BNESIB 7. Ms Mamta Soren, Secretary, MIBE 8. Ms Shobhana Solanki, Gujarat/ Rajasthan 9. Sr Premlatha Bobde, Maharashtra/Goa 10. Ms Shabnam, North West 11. Mrs Shanti S, Tamil Nadu/ Puducherry 12. Mr Samson Bansriar, West Bengal 13. Mrs M P Verma, Co-opted 14. Mrs Bindu Shaiju, Co-opted 15. Ms Sangeeta Sanjay Sane, Co-opted 16. Co-opted, TNAI 3. AHP Section 1. Dr Madan Lal, Chairperson 2. M r R S o u n d a r R a j a n , V i c e Chairperson 3. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President 4. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary 5. Mr A P Berry, Secretary 6. Mr Sadgun Parmar, Gujarat & Rajasthan 7. Mr Alexander Charles, Karnataka 8. Mr Jeji Jacob, Kerala 9. Mr Vilas Shinde, Maharashtra & Goa 10. Mr Paul D. Patrick Brown, Tamil Nadu/ Puducherry 11. Mr Vinu Thomas, North West 12. Mr Prabhu Raj, Co-opted 13. Mr Sudhir Awale, Co-opted 14. Mr Davidson William, Co-opted 15. Mr P Jeyaraj, Co-opted 4. Administrators’ Section 1. Mr Samuel Abraham, Chairperson 2. Mr Innocent Xess, Vice Chairperson 3. Dr Sudhir Joseph, President 4. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary 5. M r S t e p h e n Vi c t o r, S e c r e t a r y, Administrators’ Section 6. Mr Alex P John, Kerala 7. M r P o u l a s A n a n d K a m b l e , Maharashtra/ Goa 8. Mr Finely Royce Hayong, North East 9. Mr Joshua Chikatimalli, North West 10. Mr Surjit Pal , Uttar Pradesh/ Uttarakhand 11. Mr B Samuel John, Andhra Pradesh 12. Mr Samuel N J David, Co-opted 13. Mr A G Isaiah, Co-opted 14. Mr Jeyakumar Daniel, Co-opted 15. Ms Moira M Joshua, Co-opted 5. Chaplains’ Section 1. Rev Paul Pragasam, Chairperson 2. Rev T Devadoss, Vice Chairperson 3. Dr Sudhir Joseph , President 4. Dr Vijay Aruldas, General Secretary 5. Rev Job Jayaraj, Secretary 6. Rev Percy KV Hirams, Andhra Pradesh
7. Rev Bharat Keleng, North East 8. Rev Samson Masih, North West 9. Fr Johns Abraham, Kerala 10. Rev Abhijit Shome, West Bengal 11. Rev David Rajan 12. Rev Dr George Varughese 13. Rev Lazarus Selvanath 14. Dr D Mathias 15. Mrs Somini Shaji REGIONAL COMMITTEES 1. Andhra Pradesh 1. Dr C N Frederick, Reg Secretary 2 Dr S Thomas Reddy, Doctors 3. Mrs N Jhansi Laxmibai, Nurses 4. Mr B Samuel John, Administrators 5. Mr M David Wilson, AHP 6. Rev Percy K V Hirams, Chaplains 2. Bihar/ Jharkhand 1. Dr Pradip E Soren, Reg Secretary 2. Dr Reeta Ernest, Doctors 3. Ms Sarla Baskey, Nurses 4. Administrators - vacant 5. Mr Pradeep Roshan Baa, AHP 6. Dr Subhakar Prasad, Chaplains 3. Gujarat & Rajasthan 1. Dr Pradip I Martin, Reg Secretary 2. Dr Dorothy Lall, Doctors 3. Ms Shobhana Solanki, Nurse 4. Major Jashiben Christy, Administrators 5. Mr Sadgun Parmar, AHP 6. Capt Dinesh B Mackwan, Chaplains 4. Karnataka 1. Mr S Kersome, Reg Secretary 2. Dr Narendra Rao, Doctors 3. Mrs Leena Raj, Nurses 4. Administrators - vacant 5. Mr Alexander Charles, AHP 6. Rev David Rajan, Chaplains 5. Kerala 1. Rev M T Tharian, Reg Secretary 2. Dr Mathew Tharien, Doctors 3. Mrs Naomi Clement, Nurses 4. Mr Alex P John, Administrators 5. Mr Jeji Jacob, AHP 6. Fr Johns Abraham, Chaplains 6. Madhya Pradesh/ Chhattisgarh 1. Dr Sunil Chatterjee, Reg Secretary 2. Dr Satyendra Netam, Doctors 3. Mrs J S Masih, Nurses 4. Ms Vatsala Titus, Administrators 5. Mr Melon Harris, AHP 6. Pastor Sandeep Parmarth, Chaplains 7. Maharashtra 1. Dr C D Moses, Reg Secretary 2. Dr Mrs Rohini M Suryawanshi, Doctors 3. Sr Premlatha Bobde, Nurses 4. M r P o u l a s A n a n d K a m b l e , Administrators 5. Mr Vilas Shinde, AHP 6. Rev Timothy S Jalan, Chaplains 8. North East Region 1. Mr Arwin Sushil, Reg Secretary 2. Dr Mebarisha Wolflang, Doctors 3. Miss Velvet Regrace Tynsong, Nurses 4. Mr Finely Royce Hayong, Administrators 5. Mr Kitkupar L Nonglait, AHP
6. 9. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 11. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 12. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 13. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Rev Bharat Keleng, Chaplains North West Region Dr Jacob Prabhakar, Reg Secretary Dr William Bhatti, Doctors Ms Shabanam Masih, Nurses Mr Joshua Chikatimalli, Administrators Mr Vinu Thomas, AHP Rev Samson Masih, Chaplains Orissa Dr M K Nanda, Reg Secretary Dr Ravi Ninan George, Doctors Ms Easter Takiri, Nurses Mr Binay Ranjan Hial, Administrators Mr Saroj Sahu, AHP Rev Bimal Samantray, Chaplains Tamil Nadu Mr Akilan Arun Kumar, Reg Secretary Doctors - vacant Mrs Santhi. S, Nurses Administrators - vacant Mr Paul D Patrick, AHP Rev L Selvanathan, Chaplains Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand Mr Thomas K Kurian, Reg Secretary Doctors - vacant Ms Rodha Masih, Nurses Mr Surjit Pal, Administrators Mr Karthikeyan, AHP Rev Yamraj David, Chaplains West Bengal Mr Abraham George, Reg Secretary Doctors - vacant Mr Samson Bansriar, Nurses Administrators - vacant Mr Rajesh Sahu, AHP Rev Abhijit Shome, Chaplains
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Distance Education course in Family Medicine “POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN FAMILY MEDICINE” (PGDFM) Duration : 2 years Last date : 15 January 2012 (Application should reach us by this date) Eligibility : M BBS and Postgraduate Doctors Course Fee : Rs 35,000/Scholarship : Doctors working /willing to work in mission hospital will be eligible for 50% scholarship. Application available online: Log on to http://home.cmcvellore.ac.in/ admissions/admin.htm Our email id: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0416 - 2283451, 2283433, 9003461291
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