Hyderabad: In a significant step towards strengthening the often neglected field of hospital administration, State-run Gandhi Hospital has received permission for three post-graduate medical seats in hospital administration.
This is for the first time that Medical Council of India (MCI) has sanctioned PG medical seats in Hospital Administration in any government hospital in Telangana.
Post graduate medical seats in hospital administration will have a positive impact on management of State-run hospitals. A separate Hospital Administrative wing will provide training in leadership, management and administration of public health systems in Telangana, senior doctors here said.
In another first, the State-run Nizamabad Medical College has received permission to offer three PG medical seats in Pharmacology. Till last academic year, the medical college in Nizamabad was offering only under graduate MBBS seats.
In the next few months, more PG seats in different fields in various government hospitals are expected to get a nod from the regulatory body.
At present, State-run teaching hospitals including Osmania and Gandhi in Hyderabad and Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal offer 677 PG medical seats, and, NIMS every year offers 72 PG seats.
The remaining 728 PG and diploma seats, of 1,477, are offered by private medical colleges in the State. Of the 728 PG seats, 50 per cent i.e. 328 seats are available in convenor quota while the rest falls under management quota of private medical colleges.