KCR: Innovation in medical education.. 9 medical colleges started

-Galla S Kiran Kumar,Bureau Chief Telagana (Andhra Pradesh)

Chief Minister KCR virtually inaugurated 9 newly established medical colleges in Telangana.


Hyderabad: A new era has begun in the state’s medical education. The government, which has already made available several medical colleges, has recently started 9 more medical colleges. Chief Minister KCR virtually inaugurated medical colleges in Vikarabad, Sirisilla, Karimnagar, Khammam, Janagama, Asifabad, Nirmal, Kamareddy and Bhupalapally from Hyderabad. After that he said… it is a good result to start 9 colleges at the same time.

The cabinet has approved the establishment of one medical college for each district. At present there are 26 medical colleges in the state. We will start 8 more medical colleges in the coming year. Telangana is going to provide 10 thousand doctors to the country every year. Telangana has grown to the level of supplying rice to the country. Telangana is the only state with 22 medical seats per lakh population. The state has the capacity to produce 500 tonnes of oxygen. 10 thousand super specialty beds are available in the state,” said KCR.

KCR reminded that KCR kits and nutrition kits are being provided to poor pregnant women. “We have started Ammaodi vehicles without any problem for them. We are taking measures to reduce maternal mortality. 76% of births are taking place in government hospitals,” said KCR. Many ministers including the Minister of Health Harish Rao, officials from the respective districts and public representatives participated in this program. Minister KTR personally participated in the inauguration of the medical college in Sirisilla.