The Telangana government will establish medical colleges in all the districts. On Monday, Finance Minister, T Harish Rao while presenting the state budget for 2022-23, said that the new medical colleges will be established with a cost of Rs. 1,000 crore.
“I am sharing good news with the people of the State. Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided that all the districts of the State will have government medical colleges. These would be established over the next two years. This calendar year, we are going to start eight new medical colleges at Asifabad, Bhupalpally, Vikarabad, Sircilla, Janagaon, Kamareddy, Karimnagar and Khammam. During 2023, new medical colleges would be established in the other eight districts namely – Medak, Medchal, Ranga Reddy, Mulugu, Warangal, Narayanpet, Gadwal and Yadadri. The government is proposing an outlay of Rs 1,000 crores towards the establishment of new medical colleges,” Harish Rao in his budget speech said.
To ensure there are enough super-speciality hospitals in Hyderabad, the State government has also decided to establish Telangana Institutions of Medical Sciences (TIMS) in four sides of the city.
“These hospitals will be established at Gachibowli, LB Nagar, Alwal and Erragadda. Each of these super speciality hospitals will have 1000 beds and the poor people need not look at corporate hospitals for their healthcare needs. Similarly, there is an addition of 2,000 beds that is being planned at NIMS. With this, the total number of beds in NIMS would increase to 3,489,” Harish Rao in his budget speech said.
The Finance Minister also announced KCR Nutrition Kits initiative to be implemented in nine districts namely, Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Bhadrachalam Kothagudem, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Kamareddy, Vikarabad, Mulugu, Jogulamba Gadwal and Nagarkurnool to overcome the problem of anaemia among lactating mothers. Telangana Today