Hyderabad, Sept 22: MBBS seats will be increased to 5000: Harish RaoHyderabad: Telangana Finance and Health Minister Harish Rao said that MBBS seats in government colleges will be increased to more than 5,000 very soon. He said that the students of the state would not be forced to travel to Ukraine and Russia for MBBS education. The minister was speaking to the students of Siddipet Medical College on Wednesday and said that eight years after the formation of Telangana state, MBBS seats in government colleges were increased from 840 to 2,840. “Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had plans to set up government medical colleges in all 33 districts,” he said, adding that the number of seats in government medical colleges would soon cross 5,000.
“Thousands of students from India, who were pursuing MBBS in Ukrainian and Russian universities, were forced to discontinue their studies midway due to the war. However, the central government did not support the students coming back home,” the minister said. he said. Harish Rao said the Telangana government offered to help him continue his studies in the state’s medical colleges, but the National Medical Council did not approve his proposal. “However, there will be no need to travel to other foreign countries in future as we are going to create enough seats in Telangana,” he added. The Health Minister said that this year 240 seats have been added in post graduation in various colleges. He said that additional seats would also be created in super specialties. Stating that no state in the country has medical colleges in all districts, Rao said Telangana would be the first country to achieve this feat. Simultaneously, Rao said that he would achieve the twin goals of providing better treatment to the poor and creating opportunities to study medicine for the students here.
Telangana: MBBS seats to be increased to 5000
Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 17:50 [IST]