CM KCR inaugurates 8 medical colleges in Telangana

8 medical colleges

Rama Krishna Sangem

Telangana Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on September 15, Friday created a record of sorts by opening as many as 8 government medical colleges in the State. Inaugurating them in a virtual mode from Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad, the CM said Telangana had increased government medical colleges in the last 10 years from eight to 26 now. By next year, another 8 colleges will be opened, taking the number to 34 government medical colleges.   

“As someone said, we are going to create white coat revolution in Telangana. Soon, we will produce a total 10,000 doctors per year in our state which is record of sorts. We will provide medical doctors to the entire country. Our model of growth is revolutionary,” said CM KCR, talking on the occasion. Health Minister T Harish Rao, chief secretary Santi Kumari, IAS, Health secretary Rizvi, Director of Medical Education Ramesh Reddy too were present.


Growth on all fronts

Speaking on the occasion the chief minister detailed how the government of Telangana was taking the health care facility on the top of its agenda for the past ten years and added how it took up the concepts and programmes for providing health care to all. The rural health care network has improved considerably and the state has progressed on the institutional delivery front with programmes like Amma Odi, KCR Kits and other novel schemes, he said.

Reiterating the governments intentions to support the health care mechanism in the rural parts of the state with a renewed verve, the chief minister said the medical and health care departments in the state have attained rare distinctions with the programmes and schemes. “When the state of Telangana formed the remotest regions had no  health care mechanism but the advent of the concepts designed by the health ministry helped the rural semi urban and urban populace to utilise the services to the optimum level,

The chief minister said. KCR further said the institutional deliveries in the government hospitals noticed a maximum rise and 76 percent of deliveries in the state are recorded in the government hospitals after the implementation of the KCR kit scheme in the state. The chief minister was all praise for the health ministry for introducing the Nutrition Kit in the state and said the working women conceived are provided the kit for getting the proper health care.

The chief minister during the inauguration of the colleges virtually from the Pragathi Bhavan asserted that the present intake capacity in the state was increased to 8050 seats with the affixation of nine new medical colleges on Friday. The state has got 46 percent of the additional seats sanctioned this year at the national level .

Even the para medical and nursing college network would also be strengthened and the health wing would Take initiatives on that front, CM declared. The chief minister inaugurated medical Colleges on the government sector in Khammam, Karimnagar, Kamareddy, Bhupalpalli, Asifabad, Nirmal, Siricilla, Vikarabad and Jangaon. Ministers of respective districts were present at their medical colleges joined the inauguration events.

Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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