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Central prison of Warangal to make way for health university

Published Jul 21, 2016, 2:19 am IST
Updated Jul 21, 2016, 2:19 am IST
MGM Hospital to be turned into world-class teaching centre.
MGM hospital (Photo:
 MGM hospital (Photo:

Warangal: The MGM Hospital would be developed into a world class teaching hospital as part of the Kaloji Narayana Rao Health University, said health minister C. Laxma Reddy.

The minister also checked out the possibility of building two towers for superspeciality sections as extensions to the MGM hospital.


The central prison in Warangal would now be shifted to the outskirts at Mamnoor, allowing the  health university to come up in its place. This would make available 70 acres, of which 35 acres would be allotted for the college building and the remaining would be used for the teaching hospital.

He was speaking during a review meeting held with university vice-chancellor Karunakar Reddy and medical and  health department officials here on Wednesday.

The health minister also proposed to integrate the existing area hospitals, sub centres and PHCs to leverage the budget. They would be brought under one teaching hospital for better coordination.


He added that the MGM hospital will soon become the model for the rest of the state in their attempt to restructure the health department in Telangana state.

Kaloji Health university sees Neet reducing donations menace
Kaloji Health University officials feel NEET will check donation menace, if any, at private medical colleges. Unlike in previous years when colleges had some say in filling management quota seats, especially NRI seats, this time the situation is opposite, Kaloji varsity officials said.

Private medical colleges all over the country have no role now because of the national entrance test being implemented from this year. MCI is likely to allot the process of overseeing filling of seats to state regulatory bodies. However, more clarity will emerge only after guidelines are issued, they said.


Although, the annual fee in management quota is nine lakh rupees per year, fingers are being pointed at some colleges for seeking lakhs of additional amount as donation to allot seats.

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