K'taka Govt plans to set up institute for paramedical sciences

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Bangalore, Jul 3 (UNI) Karnataka Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda today said the State was planning to set up a Regional Institute of Para Medical Sciences in the city at a cost of Rs 75 crore.

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

It was likely to start degree courses in various disciplines connected with health services from this academic year. The clearance from the Union Government was, however, awaited.

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.

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