CMC has executed a number of conservation projects across its seven campuses, including placement of solar panels on the Main Hospital Campus, burying high speed fiber optic cable on the Bagayam campus, and bringing the vast water treatment and conservation system between the Main Hospital and the College of Nursing to its full potential.
Leveraging our creativity and drive, CMC cares for people, and for our shared planet
The truly remarkable conservation story at CMC is that of the Malargal Magalir Federation, a sustainable program that employs 200-250 indigent women, trains them in self-help groups to manage all kinds of waste products, re-purpose useful biproducts and sell plastic and metals to provide income. As a result of this program, CMC recycles 100% of its waste. Participants are deployed on every CMC site They practice their skills at RUHSA and at the Main Hospital in exchange for the income they receive selling aluminum, plastics and paper. Wet garbage and animal waste are composted and returned to garden areas.
To learn much more, watch this 12-minute film about the project.
The First Hospital in India to Purify and Recycle All Waste Water
In a feat of engineering, CMC recently joined its 1994 sewage treatment plant on the Hospital campus with a new plant on the College of Nursing (CON) campus three kilometers away. This massive single system first uses chemical, agitation, and light processes to clean foul hospital water for gardening and toilet flushing. After travelling through underground pipes to the CON plant, ultra-filtration and reverse-osmosis clean the hospital water further to a level suitable for recycling in the Hospital’s laundry and cooling facilities. This is the first time in India that hospital-contaminated water has been recycled for such sensitive areas as ventilation systems and laundry. Waste water from the laundry is recycled resulting in zero discharge.
We will be updating this page as new information is available–especially as we watch the Kannigapuram Campus plan develop.