Finally, Union Health Ministry has given approval for introducing new postgraduate medical courses in Telangana from the academic session 2017-18. Apart from the introduction of new courses, the ministry has also given approval for increasing seats in some medical colleges.
The new PG medical courses have been allotted to following colleges: -
- Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has got a total number of three seats each to MD Pharmacology, MS Anatomy, MD Biochemistry and MD Physiology.
- A total number of three seats have been allotted to MD Microbiology in Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences.
The intake for PG medical courses have been increased to following colleges: -
- Prathima College of Medical Sciences offers two seats in MD Anesthesia course. Now, the number of seats have been increased to six.
- Bhaskar Medical College offers one seat in MS Ophthalmology. Now, the number of seats have been increased to two.
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The new medical seats will benefit the aspirants who cleared NEET-PG examination which was held in December 2016. However, Junior Doctors Association of Telangana claimed that the approval of new medical courses does not merely guarantee recognition from Medical Council of India. There are various PG medical colleges across the state where medical practitioners or students are unable to practice as their courses are not yet recognised by Medical Council of India.
The association further claimed that medicos do not have the right to practice their speciality unless they register their degrees with the State Medical Council. Therefore, the association is hopeful that MCI will grant recognition to newly introduced courses.