Nine institutes of paramedical sciences to come up

In order to augment the supply of skilled paramedical manpower, the Government will set up one national and eight regional institutes of paramedical sciences at a cost of Rs 1156.43 crore.

Updated: Jun 24, 2010, 22:32 PM IST

New Delhi: In order to augment the supply of
skilled paramedical manpower, the Government will set up one
national and eight regional institutes of paramedical sciences
at a cost of Rs 1156.43 crore.

The Centre will also support the state government medical
colleges for conducting paramedical courses through a one-time
grant.

Of the total project cost of Rs 1156.43 crore for the
project, the Centre`s share would be Rs 999.31 crore and the
remaining Rs 157 crore will be borne by the states.

The initiative which was cleared by the Union Cabinet
today will augment the supply of skilled paramedical manpower
and lead to an additional yearly intake capacity of 14,480 to
the health delivery system when fully implemented.

"It would also promote quality of paramedical training
through standardisation of such education and courses across
the country," Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika
Soni told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

The main components of the proposal are manpower
development through support to state government medical
colleges in the form of one-time grant, establishment of one
national institute of paramedical sciences and eight regional
institutes of paramedical sciences as well as development of
the existing regional institute of paramedical and nursing
sciences in Aizwal.

The financial implication to support the state government
medical colleges in the form of a one-time grant for
commencing intake capacity of paramedical courses at
undergraduate and post graduate levels will be Rs 362 crore.

For establishment of one national institute of
paramedical sciences, the total cost proposed is Rs 108.29
crore.

-PTI