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The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is all ready to set up its branch in Karaikal, Puducherry. JIPMER is centrally-sponsored premier health institute and will offer MBBS course in its Karaikal branch with an initial strength of 50 students from 2016-17 academic year.
Once the branch starts functioning from the full-fledged premises after construction, JIPMER would raise the strength of students to 100. JIPMER would offer in Karaikal all the facilities in health care services as being provided at Puducherry.
This is to ensure that students from Karaikal have the facility to have medical education through JIPMER locally, chief minister N Rangasamy said on Wednesday, adding "now the aspiration is being fulfilled." He also said the General Hospital in Karaikal would be upgraded and used as a centre for practical orientation of the students doing the medical course at JIPMER.