Hyderabad: Health Minister T Harish Rao on Tuesday directed authorities to expedite works related to establishing eight medical colleges in Telangana and the multispecialty hospital coming up in Warangal.
Harish Rao said that the larger aim of the State government is to ensure improvement of health care services in rural areas and to achieve that it has become imperative to establish at least one medical college in each of the 33 districts of Telangana.
While reviewing the plans to establish Warangal multispecialty hospital and eight medical colleges, Harish Rao said that quality health care services must be provided at district level.
“The construction and planning of the medical colleges should be based on the guidelines of the National Medical Commission (NMC). Ample space should be available within the campus of the upcoming medical colleges for future expansion. We must ensure availability of quality infrastructure and amenities at these new medical colleges,” he said.
The upcoming Palle Dawakhanas in Telangana will extend Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities while super specialty health care facilities will provide tertiary care to people in rural areas and districts, Harish Rao added.
Health Secretary SAM Rizvi, Director of Medical Education, Dr K Ramesh Reddy, KNRUHS VC Dr Karunakar Reddy, OSD to CM Dr Gangadhar and other senior health officials were present.
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