Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Rajya Sabha MP Santosh Kumar J recently sanctioned Rs one crore from his MP funds for the development of Petla Burj Government Hospital where he was born.
Telangana Finance and Health Minister Harish Rao was present on the occasion. He hailed the TRS MP for his gesture.
“It is commendable that Santosh remembered the hospital where he was born and came forward to give funds for its development,” Rao said.
The Minister further said that Santosh Kumar’s decision will inspire many people and help in the development of government hospitals in the Telangana State.
He said that Petla Burj Hospital will be further developed with these funds. The hospital superintendent has been asked to utilise the funds to improve medical facilities in the hospital.
On this occasion, Minister Harish Rao called upon those who were born in government hospitals to take inspiration from TRS Santosh and participate in the development of the respective hospitals.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that bringing good news to the medical aspirants in Telangana, the State is preparing itself to inaugurate eight government medical colleges tentatively on November 15, 2022. Established at a cost of Rs 4,080 crore, these new medical colleges will add altogether 1,200 additional MBBS seats in the seat matrix of Telangana.
These eight new government medical colleges have been set up in Sangareddy, Mahabubabad, Mancherial, Jagtial, Wanaparthy, Kothagudem, Nagarkurnool and Ramagundam. Announcing it to be a Dasara gift to the medical aspirants, the State Health Minister T Harish Rao had also informed the media that until 2014, there were only three medical colleges in Telangana. However, the numbers increased to 17 after the formation of Telangana State and very soon 33 medical colleges will be there in all the districts of the State.