The IT Minister, K Taraka Rama Rao, attended the virtual inauguration of a Government Medical College in Sircilla. He stated that the establishment of the medical college shows the government’s commitment to providing better healthcare for the poor and strengthening medical education.
Rama Rao mentioned that in Telangana, 10,000 students complete medical education in government and private colleges and become doctors. He highlighted that 33% of medical students in the country come from Telangana alone.
Rama Rao shared his own experience as a biology student in 1993. He mentioned that despite getting a rank of 1600 in EAMCET, he didn’t get a seat in medicine. He spoke about the improvements in the education system and how even a student with a rank of 10,000 can now secure a medical seat in Telangana.
He discussed the demand for a degree college in Sircilla and Vemulawada in 2009, which led to the establishment of a degree college between the two areas.
Rama Rao highlighted the development in Sircilla after the formation of Telangana, including the setting up of an aqua hub, medical college, nursing college, JNTU, and agricultural college. He urged the students admitted to the new medical college to cooperate during any minor difficulties they may face, assuring them that all necessary facilities would be provided.
He emphasized the importance of the medical profession and asked doctors to bring good name to the country and Telangana. Several officials and dignitaries were present at the event.