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To reduce malpractice, the government will encourage medical schools to introduce a surgical training program for practicing doctors and dentists that makes use of donated bodies, health ministry sources said Sunday.

The ministry has requested ¥500 million ($4.5 million) from the state budget for fiscal 2018 to subsidize universities that introduce the training program, which is more than 10 times the amount allotted for the current fiscal year, the sources said.

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