8 New Medical Colleges Sanctioned in Telangana
The Telangana government has taken a significant step towards enhancing medical education and healthcare services in the state. On Wednesday, they issued orders for the establishment of eight new government medical colleges and associated general hospitals. Each of these institutions will offer 100 MBBS seats, contributing to a total of 800 new seats in the state. The locations for these colleges are Maheshwaram in Rangareddy district, Yadadri in Yadadri Bhongir district, Medak in Medak district, Narsampet in Warangal district, Mulugu in Mulugu district, Narayanpet in Narayanpet district, Gadwal in Jogulamba Gadwal district, and Qutbullapur in Medchal Malkajgiri district. Notably, the colleges in Maheshwaram and Qutbullapur will be situated on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The establishment of these medical colleges aligns with Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's vision of having one medical college in each district. With this development, the state's healthcare sector will experience significant growth in line with the Arogya Telangana initiative. Students will now have increased opportunities to pursue medical education, while the healthcare services in the respective districts will also witness improvement.
The administrative sanction for setting up these colleges was granted by the state Health, Medical, and Family Welfare Secretary S.A.M Rizvi, who issued the necessary orders. Health Minister T. Harish Rao expressed his enthusiasm about this achievement, emphasizing that Telangana accounts for a significant share of the newly added MBBS seats in government medical colleges across India. Out of the 2,118 additional seats approved for the 2023-24 academic year, 900 belong to Telangana. This showcases the state's commitment to strengthening medical education and contributing to the overall healthcare infrastructure of the country.
Earlier, in April, the government had already approved two medical colleges. Including the newly sanctioned ones, a total of nine medical colleges have been approved for the academic year 2023-24. Additionally, the state witnessed the operationalization of eight medical colleges in the previous academic year, 2022-23. These collective efforts underscore the proactive approach of Chief Minister KCR, who aims to establish one medical college in each of the 33 districts of Telangana.