Telangana Govt Approves 2 New Medical Colleges This Year
The National Medical Commission (NMC) has given its approval for two new medical colleges in Telangana, each with 100 MBBS seats for the upcoming academic year 2023-24. These colleges will be situated in the rural areas of Kamareddy and Kumuram Bheem Asifabad districts of the state, with the aim of improving healthcare facilities in these regions.
The announcement was made by Telangana Health Minister, Sri Thaneeru Harish Rao, who confirmed that these colleges are a significant step towards the government's vision of having a medical college in every district. The NMC has posted its letter of permission on Twitter, stating that the application for a new medical college at Government Medical College, Kumuram Bheem Asifabad, has been approved, as has the proposal to establish a new medical college in Kamareddy district, subject to the correction of identified deficiencies within three months.
In total, the Telangana government is constructing nine medical colleges for the 2023-24 academic year, including the two approved by the NMC. T Harish Rao also inaugurated new facilities at Nature Cure Hospital in Begumpet, estimated to cost around 10 crores, emphasising his government's commitment to improving healthcare facilities for the citizens. Telangana added over a thousand MBBS seats with the launch of eight government medical colleges in November last year, and there are currently 834 AYUSH dispensaries, five colleges, and four research hospitals in the state, with others under construction.