TABLE 10.8
                            Expansion of Health Services
                                                           (in numbers) 
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	Item	        1951	1961	1971	1981	1991	1992	1993	1994 	1995	1996
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1. Medical Colleges**	 28*	  60	  98     111     128	 146	 146	  NA	  NA	  NA
2. Hospitals**	        2694	3094	3862	6804   11174   13692	  NA	  NA	  NA	  NA
3. Dispensaries**	6515	9406   12180   16751   27431   27403	  NA	  NA	  NA	  NA
4. Community Health
   Centers@	           0	   0	   0     217    2071	2193	2289	2321	2385	2424
5. Primary Health
   Centres@	         725	2565	5112	5740   20450   20719   21030   21206   21536	21853
6. Sub -Centres@	  --	  --   28489   51405  130984  131378  131384  131586  131795   132727
7. Hospital beds
   (all types)**      117178  230000  348655  569495  810548	  NA	  NA	  NA	  NA	   NA
8. Doctors**	       61840   83756  151129  268712  394068  410875	  NA	  NA	  NA	   NA
9. Dentists**	        3290	3582	5512    8648   10751   11300   19523   21720   23953	   NA
10. Nurses**	       16550   35584   80620  154280  340208  385410  449351  512595	  NA	   NA
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NA- Not Available.		 * Pertains to 1950.	 ** As on December, 31.	@ As on March 31.      
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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