As confirmed by Health Minister T. Harish Rao, the state of Telangana in India is set to begin admissions for nine new medical colleges across various districts. The National Medical Commission has already conducted inspections at three of the colleges, with the remaining expected to be completed in the coming days.
The minister has directed officials to ensure that the colleges meet the norms of the commission and that all necessary facilities are provided before the classes begin. With the addition of these nine medical colleges, the state will have a total of 26 government medical colleges and 3,690 MBBS seats.
These new medical colleges are located in various districts, such as Karimnagar, Khammam, Kamareddy, Vikarabad, Jangaon, Nirmal, Jayashankar-Bhupalpally, Sircilla, and Asifabad. The inspection of three of these colleges has already been done by NMC, with the remaining ones expected to be inspected in the coming days.
During a review meeting on Saturday, Health Minister T. Harish Rao directed officials to ensure that the nine new medical colleges slated to begin admissions this year in various districts of Telangana are prepared to obtain approval from the National Medical Commission (NMC). The Minister emphasized that all pending work should be expedited and there should not be any errors or shortcomings while satisfying the norms of the NMC.
According to the minister, 67 individuals have already received promotions in order to meet the goal of establishing the nine new medical colleges. The minister stated that within a week, 210 associate professors will be posted through counseling, and the process of appointing 1,442 assistant professors has reached the final stage, with the provisional merit list set to be released in two to three days.
He added that steps should be taken to provide the final appointment letters within 10 days. Additionally, officials were instructed to ensure that all necessary facilities, such as hostel accommodation, furniture, and equipment, are provided before the start of classes.
At the same time, the state’s special chief secretary of finance, Ramakrishna Rao, requested the clearance of pending bills. With the completion of these nine medical colleges this year, the state’s government medical colleges would increase to 26, and the total number of MBBS seats would be 3,690.