Post Date: Post Date – 10:53pm, Monday – November 7th
Hyderabad: In Telangana, for the first time, the stage will open eight government medical schools in one day – at a cost of Rs 4,080 crore. The State Department of Health is tentatively scheduled to unveil the colleges on November 15, which will provide 1,200 additional MBBS seats.
Health Minister T Harish Rao said on Monday that the state government established the colleges without any form of financial help. Also, this is a one-off provision of 1,200 medical seats for MBBS students at eight new government medical schools in Telangana, Sangareddy, Mahabubabad, Mancherial, Jagtial, Wanaparthy, Kothagudem, Nagarkurnool and Ramagundam, which is in Telangana This is the first time.
The Telangana government has spent Rs 5.1 crore per person for a total of Rs 4,080 crore to develop these universities. The adjoining district hospital has been upgraded and attached to the college.
In addition to the 1,200 MBBS seats, an additional 1,068 private medical school seats will be made available to students this academic year following the state government’s decision to reserve 85% of private medical school B medical seats for students in Telangana.
In 2014, Telangana had a total of 850 medical seats, and by 2022, this number has increased to 2,901. The Ministry of Health has also secured 192 additional PG government medical seats in Telangana. This brings the total number of PG government medical seats to 1,249, compared to 613 PG seats in government hospitals in 2014.