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Telangana Achieves Healthcare Milestone with Nine New Medical Colleges

In a significant stride in medical education, the state of Telangana inaugurated nine new medical colleges, marking a “white coat revolution.” Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao conducted a virtual inauguration ceremony from his official residence, Pragathi Bhavan. Telangana’s government-funded initiative, claiming to be unmatched in the country, brings the total number of government medical colleges in the state to 26, with eight more scheduled to become operational in the academic year 2024-2025.

Telangana aims to be the first Indian state with a government medical college in each of its districts. With these developments, the state will produce approximately 10,000 new doctors annually. Chief Minister Rao highlighted Telangana’s impressive progress in healthcare, increasing the number of government hospital beds from 15,000 in 2014 to 34,000 today. The state’s commitment to healthcare expansion has led to an increase in medical seats from 2,850 to 8,515.