The National Medical Commission (NMC) recently approved the creation of 100 MBBS seats at the Government Medical College in Nirmal, Adilabad. This judgement has brought enormous joy and relief to Telangana’s medical aspirants. With the consent of the NMC, the State can begin MBBS admissions in these 100 seats in the academic year 2023-2024. The NMC has sent a letter of intent (LOI) to GMC Nirmal, confirming the authorisation for these 100 MBBS seats. The cost of establishing the medical institution is expected to be Rs 166 crore.
Meeting a Long-standing Demand
The residents of Adilabad district reacted with joy and appreciation when the approval was announced. They had been pleading with successive governments for decades to construct a medical institution in their town. Finally, their dream has come true. The institution will be built on a 25-acre plot of land adjacent to the district headquarters hospital.
Increasing Opportunities: More MBBS Seats in Telangana
Senior health officials have made a promising commitment to the state of Telangana. They have promised to add 950 to 1000 more MBBS seats in the coming academic year. This encouraging growth originates from the NMC’s invitation to all state governments to construct more medical colleges. As a result, nine new projected medical colleges in Telangana would be created, including Karimnagar, Khammam, Kamareddy, Vikarabad, Jangaon, Nirmal, Jayashankar-Bhupalpally, Sircilla, and Asifabad.
This Next Stage Is Pending Approval
While the State Government is overjoyed with the clearance of GMC Nirmal, it is waiting for the premier medical education regulating body to approve the remaining six proposed medical colleges in Vikarabad, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, and Jangaon. Once approved, these additional medical colleges will provide roughly 900 to 1000 additional MBBS seats, increasing chances for medical students in the state.
Expressions of Appreciation
Forest Minister A Indrakaran Reddy expressed his delight at the approvals and thanked Chief Minister KCR for his support in establishing the college. He has also praised Health Minister Harish Rao’s particular initiative in meeting the desires of the people of Adilabad area.