A $4 lakh project for improving the medical care in non-communicable diseases (NCD) has been granted to JIPMER and directorate of health and family welfare jointly by the International Diabetes Foundation.
Stating this at a press conference on Thursday, A K Das, medical superintendent, and principal applicant for the project, said it involved upgrading of infrastructure at various levels, establishment of non-communicable diseases clinics and training of medics, paramedics for improving the NCD care for various diseases. The objective would be to reduce the disease burden.The project would be taken to PHC by empowering them, besides other centres in all the four regions of the UT that include Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.
On a New High
JIPMER after recently becoming an institute of excellence has emerged as the only institute of national importance contributing the largest number of undergraduate (MBBS) seats in the country, as well as one of the highest bedded hospitals in the country.
Speaking at a press meet on Thursday, TS Ravikumar, director, said that the bed strength of JIPMER would go up to 2026 from 1600 beds at present, after PM Manmohan Singh dedicates the 426-bedded Women and Children Hospital.