Hyderabad: Decks have been cleared for the setting up of a medical college at Siddipet with a strength of 150 seats with the Medical Council of India (MCI) sending a recommendation to this effect to the Centre on Tuesday. The setting up of the medical college had been actively pursued by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao ever since the formation of the State.
The MCI has also renewed the proposal for continuation of 150 MBBS seats for the third batch in the medical college at Mahabubnagar and 100 seats in the medical college at Nizamabad, an official press release said here on Tuesday.
It was only a matter of formality now that the Centre accords permission for starting the new medical college at Siddipet following the MCI recommendation under section 10A of the Indian Medical Council Act of 1956, the press release said.
Health Minister C. Laxma Reddy has thanked the Chief Minister for getting the MCI clearance for the new medical college. He recalled that Rao took special care in creation of necessary infrastructure. He also thanked Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao for his services in acquiring the land and getting necessary permissions. Dr Reddy hoped that the government would succeed in its efforts to get medical colleges sanctioned for Nalgonda and Suryapet districts also.