State waiting for Govt's approval on RIPS

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Kannur, Jun 22: Kerala Health Minister P K Sreemathy today said the government was expecting a formal approval from the Centre for the proposed Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences(RIPS) at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital within three months.

Talking to reporters here, she said the government had allotted 25 acres of land for the purpose and the expert team, which inspected the site, had expressed satisfaction.

The institute, to be set up at a cost of Rs 90 crore, would conduct 57 new courses, she said and added that the project would be implemented as part of the second anniversary of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) Government in the state.

Ms Sreemathy said the Health Department would start three nursing colleges in Malampuzha, Uduma and Pallurthy and the government was waiting a formal approval from the Medical Council.


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