Medicos stage dharna over denial of additional seats to Telangana region

Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) students and teaching staff staged a dharna here on Thursday demanding additional seats in three Telangana government medical colleges.

Later they resorted to a rasta roko causing a heavy traffic jam on the Warangal-Kazipet highway.

Medical JAC convener B Mohan Rao and (Warangal chapter) president Sheshumadhav led the protests. They blamed the ministers and political leaders from the region for the ‘raw deal’ meted out to government medical colleges in allocation of seats. The region lost more than 150 seats because of the lackadaisical approach of the leaders, they said. MCI authorities was directed the district administration for better amenities at the teaching hospital MGM at Warangal town and KMC.

Students and medical employees association representatives blamed the congress party ministers and MP’s for loss of the more seats at KMC.

Later, speaking to media persons, Sheshumadhav said that the state government conspired to deny additional seats to Telangana medical colleges with excellent track record and good facilities. “Some colleges have even celebrated golden jubilee after outstanding performance, but government saw no reason to add 50 more seats in each of them,” Sheshumadhav lamented.

He also blamed the government ministers also part of the administration are not taken initiation for the additional seats in the T region, how can we support the health minister comments, T region ten district having 2250 seats, 9 districts Andhra 2300 and four districts Rayalaseema having 900 medical seats is correct? Showing this figures and lack of doctor posts Seemandhra people will come and join at T region hospitals to fulfill their exploitation of the T assets.