Govt plans to set up institute for para medical sciences

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Bangalore, Jul 2 (UNI) Karnataka Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda today said that the state was planning to set up a Rs 75 crore Regional Institute of Para Medical Sciences in the city.

Speaking to reporters here he said the institute, taken up under a Central scheme, would come up near National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS).

It would soon start degree courses in various disciplines connected with health services from this academic year. The clearance from the Union government was awaited.

"These days there is a great demand for such courses", he said.

He said the state government had given clearance for opening 13 medical colleges and 12 dental collages from this academic year. It was hoped that this would ease the problem of shortage of doctors, he said.

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