Hyderabad: Telangana is set to get 100 to 120 more post graduate medical seats from the coming academic year. The Centre has decided to add 4000 PG seats in government medical colleges and hospitals across the country. InTelangana, the beneficiaries include Osmania, Gandhi and Kakatiya as well as NIMS (Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences).
The Centre decided to amend the teacher-student ratio from 1:2 to 1:3 in clinical subjects in government medical colleges to strengthen tertiary care and improve medical education in the country.
NIMS alone got 28 PG seats in General Medicine, anaesthesiology, radio-diagnosis and orthopedics. Apart from this, it has also got nod to start PG (Emergency Medicine) with two seats.
For the institue, seats in the general medicine department will be increased from four to 15, in anaesthesiology department from seven to 15, in radio-diagnosis from five to 11 and in MS (orthopedics), the number has been revised up to nine from the earlier six seats.
Director of Medical Education, Telangana M. Ramani said that they are sending proposals for the three government colleges.
“We sought an increase in NIMS seats earlier and sent related proposals. Now that Centre has revised teacher-student ratio the decision to increase seats was conveyed by the Union Health Ministry. With the new proposals, the Centre will decide and convey its decision. The additional seats will come into effect from 2017-18 academic year,” she said....