KCR inaugurates 8 medical colleges, calls it golden moment

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao inaugurated eight government medical colleges in districts from Pragathi Bhavan on Tuesday, calling it "a golden chapter in the history of Telangana state and an unforgettable day."

While formally launching classes for first-year MBBS students in the medical colleges built at a cost of Rs 4,080 crore in Sangareddy, Mahbubabad, Mancherial, Jagtial, Wanaparthy, Kothagudem, Nagarkurnool, and Ramagundam, the CM lavished praise on health minister T.Harish Rao, saying that it was due to his unwavering effort that their construction was completed.

In his speech, the CM affirmed that the state government was committed to opening a government medical college in every district, and it has done so in 16 districts, with the remaining 17 districts are expected to be covered by next year.

"It is a proud moment that Telangana started eight medical colleges on a single day today. The four medical colleges which were established in Mahabubnagar, Siddipet, Nalgonda, and Suryapet are running successfully. Nobody anticipated the establishment of government medical colleges in tribal-dominated Mahbubabad and remote areas such as Wanaparthy. The creation of Telangana state and the leadership of the administration by the activists of the statehood struggle made the dreams come true," he remarked.
Recalling that there were only five medical colleges and 850 MBBS seats in Telangana's government colleges prior to the state's formation in 2014, the number of colleges has now increased to 17 and the number of seats to 2,790 within eight years.

"The number of PG medical and super speciality seats also increased significantly. Earlier, there were only 531 PG seats; now, there are 1,180. The number of super speciality seats has increased from 70 to 152,” he added. The increase in seats in government medical colleges will benefit Dalits, tribals, weaker sections, backward classes, and minorities, he noted.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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