Hyderabad: The State Cabinet has decided to name all the multi-super specialty as Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS) and transform these institutions into integrated medical colleges offering all types of super specialty medical services under one roof. The foundation stone will be laid to all the five proposed TIMS hospitals shortly and construction works will be taken up on a priority basis.
During the meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday, the Cabinet directed the officials to take immediate measures to be taken for speedy completion of all the five multi-super specialty hospitals at Chest Hospital premises in Erragadda, TIMS in Gachibowli, Gaddiannaram near LB Nagar and Alwal in Hyderabad along with one in Warangal. It has also approved establishment of another multi-super specialty hospital for workers and others at Patancheru.
The Cabinet also discussed the steps to be taken to start the seven newly sanctioned medical colleges in the State from the next academic year and develop required infrastructure in this regard. The Roads and Buildings department officials were instructed to undertake necessary measures and complete the construction of buildings and other infrastructure for the opening of medical colleges at the earliest. The officials concerned were also asked to make arrangements like beds, hostels and other related infrastructure as well in order to facilitate operation of these hospitals from next academic year. They will identify the needy districts as well as required land, prepare proposals and take necessary measures for construction and completion of medical colleges which are likely to come up in different districts in future.
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