With a record budget allocation of Rs. 11,440 crore and setting up eight medical colleges within the short term, the Telangana government turned itself into a role model for the country. Health minister T Harish Rao who released an annual report of the department said, from 2014 to 2022 – there was phenomenal growth in health infrastructure in the state.
There were a total of 20 medical colleges which are more 41. The MBBS seats then were 2,950 and are now 6,615 and PG seats that were 1,183 are now 2,501.
The Minister said Telangana had come up with several initiatives in the last year such as setting up eight new medical colleges, permission to nine more new medical colleges, the introduction of KCR nutrition kits, TIFA scanning, NCD kits, free food to patient attendees, doubling of diet and sanitation charges, laying of the foundation to four new multi-specialty kits, tele consultancy, equipment maintenance policy and live cameras in PHCs.
“Besides these, there are many decisions taken to offer corporate level of medical care in all the government hospitals across the Telangana state,” the minister said.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao