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India to Upgrade 13 Medical Institutions to Provide Quality Medical Education

by Medindia Content Team on June 23, 2006 at 7:49 PM
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India to Upgrade 13 Medical Institutions to Provide Quality Medical Education

In a bid to upgrade tertiary healthcare infrastructure and provide quality medical education, the government will upgrade 13 institutions in the country at a cost of Rs.15.6 billion, it was announced Thursday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, with an eye on underserved states like Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

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The other states are Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh - and in some of them more than one institution will be upgraded.

The programme will be implemented under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana - or the Prime Minister's Healthcare Scheme.

(Source: IANS)
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