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    The government is spending around Rs 30 lakh on each doctor while charging Rs 10,000 as fees. This is less compared to what other States are charging. Health Minister T Harish Rao informed about this.

    The State received 43% (900 seats) of the total allocation of medical seats at the national level this year, which is 2,200 seats.

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    The government spends an average of Rs 45 lakh on each Post Graduate doctor and Rs 75 lakh on super specialty doctors. The cost of setting up a medical college with 100 MBBS seats and a 450-bedded hospital is around Rs 300 crore. For a college with 150 seats and a 650-bed hospital, the cost will be around Rs 500 crore.

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    Telangana has received 900 seats out of 2,200 this year from quota across India. This is due to the efficiency and priority of healthcare by the present government under Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. In the last eight years, the government sanctioned 29 government medical colleges, out of which 21 are functional and 8 are in the process of being established.

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    The ‘White Coat Revolution’ in Telangana, where each new district has at least one medical college, is credited to KCR. Before Telangana was formed, there were only 2,850 medical seats for MBBS and 1,183 for PG. Now there are 8,515 and 2,890 seats respectively.

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    There are a total of 56 private and government medical colleges in the state. Out of these, 28 are government colleges and 27 are private colleges. There is also one deemed medical college.

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    The State government amended the norms so that Telangana’s students can get maximum medical seats after the bifurcation.

    Congress leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka suggested providing stipends to students in various streams under Ayush on par with Allopathic medicine.

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