Chief Minister Mr KCR will launch nine new medical colleges in the state on September 15. This will take the total number of medical colleges to 26 in Telangana state. Health Minister Mr T Harish Rao said there were 850 medical seats in the state in 2014 when the state was formed. Now the total number of MBBS seats in the state will go up to 3,915.
Last year, the state government set up eight new medical colleges and now another nine medical colleges are being launched. The minister reviewed the arrangements at the Arogyasri Bhavan for the grand opening. The state government is also launching 100 new women health centres on September 12. There are already 272 health centres exclusively for women and eight types of diagnostic services are being offered for free. Now with the new centres, the total number of women’s health centres will up by 373. So far, 2,78,317 women utilised the services at these centres and as many as 13,673 were referred to higher hospitals for further services.
The state government is recruiting 5,204 nurses across the state and the results of the test are due shortly. Similarly, the government is focused on releasing ANM PRC and arrears dues.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao