Telangana government is committed to providing protective medical coverage to people, says CM
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao affirmed that the state government is committed to providing protective medical coverage to all sections especially the poor by improving medical infrastructure and human resources in the sector of health.
“The government is firm in bringing health care to every household on the lines of Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya,” he said. The Chief Minister recalled the problems created by pandemics like COVID-19 and said the government is committed to addressing all challenges on the health front by strengthening infrastructure and deploying human resources.
The Chief Minister virtually launched courses at eight new medical colleges set up in different parts of the state on Tuesday in the presence of Health Minister T. Harish Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and senior officials from Pragati Bhavan. New medical colleges have been established in Sangareddy, Mahabubabad, Mancherial, Jagtial, Wanaparthy, Kothagudem, Nagarkurnool and Ramagundam.
The inauguration of the new colleges will bring the total number of medical schools in the state to 17 and a total of 1,150 seats have been added in the medical stream with the new medical schools. The total number of places available in government colleges was 850 before and the number has increased to 2,790 since the formation of Telangana. “It is a pleasure to note that MBBS seats have quadrupled since the formation of the separate state,” the Chief Minister said.
Attending the virtual launch of the courses, the Chief Minister said it was a historic moment for the state as medical colleges had been opened in remote areas of the districts like Mahabubabad and Wanaparthy, bringing the public medical services. Speaking on the occasion, he said the government is committed to opening medical colleges in the remaining 17 districts and the state Cabinet has already given its approval for the same.
The proactive measures taken by the government have ensured a considerable increase in the number of postgraduate, specialty and super specialty places in different medical colleges in the state. The government is also planning to open training colleges for nurses and other paramedical personnel to meet the needs of medical institutions.
He instructed Health Minister T. Harish Rao to visit newly opened colleges from time to time to ensure there was no shortage of facilities for students. “This is probably the first case where eight medical colleges were inaugurated in a single day in the country’s youngest state,” he said, urging relevant officials to take steps to ensure that Telangana becomes “one jewel of the country in terms of health care”. ”.