TAMIL NADU

'Grant more funds for JIPMER'

PONDICHERRY, AUG.14. The CPI (M) has urged the Union Health Ministry to grant more funds to the Centrally administered JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research) in Pondicherry so that the poor would be benefited.

Addressing a press conference here today the secretary of the party. T. Murugan, said that there was a reported move on the part of the Union Health Ministry to convert JIPMER now administered by the Directorate General of Health Services into an autonomous institution. This would be a step in the wrong direction.

Mr.Murugan recalled how in the past when a move was made in this regard was resisted successfully by the CPI (M) and ultimately the then government at the Centre gave up the proposal.

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