Vol.No.48. No. 15 FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION ONLY October 11, 2010 SHILOH 2010 GOD is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 Special Prayers : October 10 - 16, 2010 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation : Dr. George Tharion Physiotherapy : Mr. Andrew Babu Occupational Therapy : Ms. Lydia Edward Raj Shiloh’10, the Health Care Students Missions Conference was Rehabilitation Institute : Dr. George Tharion held in CMC from September 30th to 3rd October, 2010. This Prosthetic and Orthotic Services event was organised by the Missions Office, Directorate and the : Mr. Anand John Samuel Students Association. More than fifteen mission organisations like Canadian Council of Churches CMAI, EHA, EMFI, TLM and other agencies were involved in Council Member : Ms. Helen Flanagan this conference. Approximately 375 delegates were present, and they came from various states of India like Punjab, Meghalaya, Sunday Services : October 17, 2010 Assam, Maharashtra, Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, 6.00 pm College Chapel Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka : Dr. Joe Flemming and Puducherry. 6.30 pm Hospital Chapel Mr. Rajkumar Ramachandran, Mr. Augustine Jebakumar, : Rev. C. Vanlalhruaia Dr. Victor Choudhrie and Dr. John Joseph spoke on the challenges Days to remember : of the Great Commission. The delegates were made aware of the Global Hand Washing Day : October 15 current scenario of medical missions in India by the resource persons World Food Day : October 16 and the various mission stalls. Other events like the concerts, College International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Hill Service, panel discussions etc., also made the event more : October 17 interesting. Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to CMC: Shiloh' 10 also The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, had an evening will be visiting CMC on October 19, 2010. He will lead missions meeting a Eucharist Service in Scudder Auditorium on 19th in Tamil at the October, 2010 at 6.30 p.m. Bagayam Oval Nursing Quiz Competition: ground which was well In commemoration of the World Diabetes Day 2010, attended, by the The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and CMC staff and family members. Mr. Augustine Jebakumar brought Metabolism, is organizing a quiz for nursing students on 22nd October, 2010 in the Wheeler Hall, Asha the word of the Lord in a practical way. The conference was indeed Building at 4.00 p.m. A preliminary written test will be the blessing to all those who attended. followed by the quiz. CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Nihal Thomas, Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, addressed a special briefing of the Congress of the United States of America on The Global Epidemic of Diabetes Mellitus on September 27th, 2010, at Washington DC. He was one of the four special invitees addressing the Congress and he spoke about his work in training doctors and paramedics from across India. Our congratulations to him for this honour. LAMP LIGHTING CEREMONY The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the College of Nursing was held on 24th September in the Scudder Auditorium. One hundred and fifty first year nursing students dedicated themselves to the Nursing profession by lighting their lamps. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Mabel Kuruvilla, President, Evangelical Nurses Fellowship of India, Chennai, called upon the nurses to be ‘the salt of the earth’ and stressed the need for dedication in providing compassionate care to patients. Mrs. Rosaline Jayakaran, Dean, College of Nursing charged the students with the light - a symbol of purity, holiness, knowledge, sincerity and dedication. She encouraged the students to inculcate these values in their lives. Dr. Jacob John, Professor, Psychiatry Department, congratulated the students for taking up nursing profession as their vocation and said that as nurses are important members of the health team, they need to strive towards providing quality health care with love. CME ON 'REHABILITATION IN THE COMMUNITY - DIFFERENT MODELS' The Occupational Therapy Unit, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation organized a CME on ‘Rehabilitation in the Community- Different Models’ on 25th September, 2010 at Scudder Auditorium. The main focus of this CME was to introduce various strategies to enhance rehabilitation in the community. The inaugural session of CME was presided over by Dr. Anand Zachariah, Professor, Medicine Unit I, Dr. Paul Ravindran, Vice Principal AHS, Dr. George Tharion, Professor and Head of PMR and Rev. Dr. Malhia Joshua, Head of Chaplaincy. Mr. Sanjeev Padankatti, OT Services Incharge, welcomed the special guests and the participants. At the inauguration, the speakers stressed the commitment of medical professionals towards rehabilitation and the field of practice in community rehabilitation. Mr. Ben Shamir Bright, Organizing Secretary, gave an overview of the proceedings and the objectives of the CME. Those who spoke at the CME included Dr. Jayaprakash Muliyil, Academic Officer and former Principal, Dr. V.P. Macaden, former Director, Hubli Hospital, Karnataka, Dr. Anna Tharyan, Professor and Head, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Unit, Dr. Guru Nagarajan, social worker, Rehabilitation Unit, Dr. Sushil Mathew John, Assistant Professor, LCECU, Mr. Suresh, art therapist, Rehabilitation Unit and Dr. George Tharion. They shared their knowledge and expertise on rehabilitation in the community. A total of 263 rehabilitation professionals - doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, social workers and representatives of NGOs - participated in this CME. WORLD ELDERS DAY CELEBRATION With the demographic revolution underway, and the subsequent changes in the demographic pyramid, it is estimated that there are over 600 million persons world wide aged 60 and above. Keeping these numbers and their implications in mind, the Departments of Geriatric Medicine and Medical Nursing marked October 5th, the International Day of Older Persons, by celebrating it as World Elders Day, and using the event as a platform to motivate the younger generation to provide for those in the twilight of their lives. The programme began with a prayer song by the nursing students, following which Dr. K.G . Gopinath, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Unit III, welcomed the gathering. The Nursing Superintendent and Chief Guest for the occasion, Mrs Sundari Edwin, gave an inspiring speech emphasising the care and respect of the elders- a theme that echoed in a skit performed by the nursing interns. The programme was well attended by a large number of people and included various games and competitions for the elder people. Dr. Jayarani Premkumar, Professor and Head of Medical Nursing, proposed the vote of thanks. DEDICATION OF NEW ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION A new electrical substation for the Residential Quarters in the Hospital Campus was dedicated on 4th October 2010, by the Director, Dr. Suranjan Bhattacharji. He said that this separate substation for the residential area would help provide better quality services to the residents and ultimately increase the power supply in the hospital area for better patient service. Mr.C.B. Manikkam, Acting Head, Electrical Engineering Department, welcomed the gathering, while Dr. Lionel Gnanaraj, Medical Superintendent, Mrs. Jasmine Anand, Deputy Nursing Superintendent and Mr. J.P. Peter, General Superintendent, offered their felicitations on the occasion. Rev. Anandhi, Senior Chaplain, said the prayer of dedication. MEDICAL GRADUATION DAY CELEBRATIONS College Day : November 6, 2010 Medical Baccalaureate Service : November 7, 2010 Medical Graduation : November 8, 2010 Chief Guest for Medical Graduation : Professor Shiv Kumar Sarin (Chairperson, Board of Governors, Medical Council of India, New Delhi.). Each Graduate and Postgraduate may reserve 3 and 2 seats respectively in the Scudder Auditorium during the Graduation Ceremony. The Graduation Programme on 8th November 2010 begins with the taking of official group photographs of the Faculty, Postgraduates and Graduates of 2010 (between 3.00 p.m. and 3.45 p.m.) on the western side of the Scudder Auditorium. Buses have been arranged for the Graduates, Postgraduates and Faculty from the hospital campus at 2.30 p.m. Dinner is being arranged at two different venues - the Undergraduates and their guests at Scudder Hall / Lawn and the Postgraduates and their guest at Chapel Lane. Details of the above and dinner cards for Undergraduates may be obtained from Mrs. Mercy Newton in Principal’s Office or from Mr.Vijay Anand / Mrs. Malathy, Curriculum Office and for Postgraduates, from Mr. T. Mohan, Mrs. Anisha Varghese or Mrs. C. Banumathi in the Principal’s office. SITUATIONS VACANT 1.Assistant Professor Gr. II for the Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy Unit II Qualification: M.D.(DVL) Salary scale: Rs.18600-720-36600/- Accommodation provided. 2.Registrar (Non P.G) for the Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy Unit I Qualification: M.B.B.S. / Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Consolidated salary : Rs.10300/- Accommodation provided. Apply with bio-data, copies of certificates and testimonials to the Principal, Christian Medical College, Bagayam, Vellore- 632 002 on or before October 25, 2010 for items 1 and 2. 3.Social Worker Gr.V (Project) for the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit Qualification: M.S.W / M.A Sociology and have ability to communicate in Tamil, English and Telugu fluently. Salary scale: Rs.4500-150-8250/- plus D.A. and H.R.A as per rules. Age limit: 35 years Job description: Counselling, care and support of people. Application form is available at home.cmcvellore.ac.in Link : Jobs and Training Icon 'General Application Form' Apply to the Medical Superintendent, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004 with biodata, photograph, copies of certificates and testimonials on or before October 18, 2010. 4.Field Worker to work in a project for a period of one year from the date of joining on term appointment basis. The term of appointment is co-terminus with the duration of the project. The project will be implemented under Cardiology Department. The name of the project study is "Prevalence of coronary heart disease and its risk factors in residents of urban and rural areas of Vellore district" Qualification: Plus two or Equivalent Consolidated salary: Rs.7410/- 5.Computer Terminal Operator to work in a project for a period of one year from the date of joining on term appointment basis. The term of appointment is co-terminus with the duration of the project. The project will be implemented under Cardiology Department. The name of the project study is "Prevalence of coronary heart disease and its risk factors in residents of urban and rural areas of Vellore district". Qualifications: Graduate with English Typewriting Higher plus one year Computer Training. Consolidated salary: Rs.8429/- Job description and application form are available at home.cmcvellore.ac.in Link : Jobs and Training Icon 'General Application Form' Apply with xerox copies of all your certificates to the Head of Personnel Department, CMC, Ida Scudder Road, Vellore - 632 004 on or before October 25, 2010 for items 4 and 5. 6.Driver Gr. IV Qualifications: S.S.L.C. with H.M.V licence required Salary scale: Rs.3000-75-4875 with 100% D.A. and 12% H.R.A. of the basic salary Only existing project staff in CMC need apply. Job description and application forms are available at home.cmcvellore.ac.in Link : Jobs and Training Icon 'General Application Form' Apply with xerox copies of all your certificates to the Head of Personnel Department, CMC, Vellore - 632 004 on or before October 16, 2010. This item was incompletely published in the newsline dated October 4, 2010 - the error is regretted.