To boost the state’s medical education, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has approved 16 more new medical colleges to be built, even as proposals for 13 colleges were in the queue.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Chief Minister’s son states that until 2014, only five government medical colleges were established in the region.
"Hon'ble Telangana CM #KCR Garu has scripting History in medical education. Before 2014, in 67 years only 5 Govt medical colleges were setups in #Telangana. In the last 8 years, 16 new medical colleges sanctioned & 13 more to be setup making it one medical college per Dist (sic)," the Minister for IT and Industries K T Rama Rao tweeted.
He also stated in a tweet that before the state was formed in 2014, only five government medical colleges existed in the region. “Before 2014, in 67 years only 5 govt medical colleges were set up in Telangana. In the last 8 years, 16 new medical colleges were sanctioned and 13 more to be set up making it one medical college per district.”
Rama Rao expressed his expansion plans and further stated that medical colleges in Sangareddy, Mahabubabad, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Ramagundam and Jagtial are also almost completed while the college in Kothagudem will soon be inaugurated.
Ever since Telangana state was formed in 2014, four new medical colleges were established in Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Suryapet and Siddipet. Furthermore, in the second phase, the colleges were established in Mancherial, Ramagundam, Jagtial, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, Mahabubabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem and Sangareddy. Admissions to these eight colleges would begin this academic year.