Govt to Set up Health Institutes

Published: 30th July 2014 09:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2014 09:52 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that  there is a shortfall of approximately 64 lakh Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in various health cadres in the country.  To overcome the shortage, the Health Minister said the government has decided to establish one National Institute of Paramedical Sciences (NIPS) in Delhi, and eight Regional Institutes of Paramedical Sciences (RIPS) at Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Nagpur.

The eight RIPS would generate 8,320 paramedics, the Minister said. 

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