Hyderabad, Oct.30 (NSS): The Minister for Medical and Health Dr C Lakshma Reddy today asserted that the government is committed to establish one government medical college in each of the 10 erstwhile districts in Telangana, and as a part of this assurance, the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has recently announced two new medical colleges, one at Nalgonda and the other in Suryapet.
Replying to questions in the Legislative Council, the Minister said that at present six medical colleges are being run under the government in the State, and permission is awaited for starting a medical college at Medak.
He pointed out that after formation of Telangana State, the government succeeded in securing additional seats in the medical stream at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in both government and private colleges Dr Reddy said that after acquisition of land in Nalgonda and Suryapet districts, proposals for starting medical colleges would be sent to the Medical Council of India and the Central government for permission.
He further said that the government is committed to develop ‘Ayush’ homoeopathy services by allocating As part of strengthening Ayush services, the department is developing the Nature Cure hospital at Balkampet in the city.(NSS)