Telangana to add 5000 MBBS seats soon, says Harish Rao
Finance and Health Minister T Harish Rao said that the MBBS seats in government medical colleges in Telangana will be increased to over 5,000 in a short time.
Addressing the students and faculty of Siddipet Medical College on the occasion of the annual day celebrations, Finance and Health Minister T Harish Rao said that the Telangana students would not be forced to travel to countries such as Ukraine and Russia to study MBBS, since the MBBS seats in government colleges in Telangana will be increased to over 5,000 in a short time.
"The MBBS seats in government colleges were increased from 840 to 2,840 in eight years post-Telangana State formation. Since Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had a plan in place for setting up Government Medical Colleges in all the 33 districts headquarters," he said, as reported by Telangana Today.
"Thousands of students from India, who were pursuing MBBS in Ukraine and Russian Universities, were forced to stop their studies mid-way. The Union government did not support the students who returned to India. Despite the Telangana government offering to help them continue their study in Telangana medical colleges, however, National Medical Council did not approve their proposal," said Rao.
"We have added 240 seats in Post graduation this year in different government colleges which include 48 in Siddipet College. The number of PG seats in government medical colleges before Telangana was created was just 500. The plans were afoot to create additional seats in super speciality too. No State in the country were having medical colleges in all the district headquarters, and Telangana would achieve such a feat soon," he further added.
Recently, Telangana High Court has asked the Central government to reconsider its decision on second appeals filed by TRR and Mahavir medical colleges whose undergraduate and postgraduate admissions were cancelled by the National Medical Commission.