programme under the Community Health Department of CMC, Vellore. This comprehensive health programme, which serves a population of 2,50,000 in the rural, urban and tribal community areas of Kaniyambadi, is effected through the joint efforts of public health teams, socio- economic development workers and part-time community health workers. In addition, the department also provides consultancy services to a population of 1,20,000 in Anaicut block which is south-west of Vellore. Primary health care in both the blocks is carried out in close collaboration with the existing government services.
For further details write to the Head, CHAD Department, Bagayam, 632 002, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu.
RURAL UNIT FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (RUHSA)
Twenty five kilometres north west of Vellore in the K.V.Kuppam block, is RUHSA. This is an integrated rural health and development project which runs a variety of field programmes actively involving the villagers, govern- ment and banks. RUHSA provides inpatient care, mobile health service, vocational and many other training programmes to empower the rural youth, programmes for the poorest of the poor, with over 110 local family care volunteers who live in the villages. It serves a population of 1,20,000 in 39 panchayats.
For further details write to the Head, RUHSA Department, RUHSA P.O., K.V.Kuppam Vellore District - 632 209, Tamil Nadu.
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HOW TO REACH VELLORE AND CMC (Main Campus)
CMC is located at Vellore, the district head- quarters of Vellore District, Tamil Nadu. The main campus is situated on the Ida Scudder Road about 2 km from the main bus-stand. Those coming to Vellore by broad gauge train should get off at Katpadi Junction. The main campus is about 6 km from Katpadi Junction. Town buses (No.1 & 2 )operate regular day and night service from Katpadi railway station via CMC to Bagayam. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are always available at Katpadi railway station and will charge approximately Rs.150/- for taxis and Rs.50/-for auto-rickshaws to bring you to the main campus. For any help contact the "CMC Help Desk" on platform No.1 at the station.
Patients travelling to Vellore by meter gauge train (Villupuram - Tirupathi line) should get off at Vellore cantonment station which is 2 k.m. from the main campus.
Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are available at approximately Rs.30/- and Rs.25/- respectively to take you to the main campus.
Patients who arrive at Chennai and wish to come by bus to Vellore should take bus no.102 from the new bus stand in Koyambedu. This service is available every
15 to 20 minutes and is about 3 distance of 140 k.m.
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For those coming by air, the options available are either to come into Chennai city from the airport (by bus, taxi or suburban train) and find a suitable connecting train from Chennai Central to Katpadi or a bus from Koyembedu or take a taxi right from the airport to CMC,main campus at an approximate cost of Rs.1250/
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