Hyderabad, May 8: In order to provide advanced courses to medical students, Telangana government soon to introduce new medical courses for post-graduate students. Each of these courses will have two to four seats per college. But the seats will finally depend on the allocation of Medical Council of India (MCI).
Osmania Medical College and Gandhi Medical College will begin new courses along with Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal by next year.
"We want to introduce PG courses in emergency medicine, transfusion medicine and hospital administration. We have already sent our proposals to the Medical Council of India (MCI)," Dr M Ramani, Director of Medical Education said. "We are doing everything that is required to get permissions by increasing staff and also earmarking funds," she added.
Emergency medicine has gained importance specially to help bring down mortality rates due to growing number of accidents. Also0 more advanced courses like rheumatology and geriatrics will also be introduced in PG courses. Geriatric care courses are gaining ground worldwide with graduate-level degree and certificate courses available to train people who can be specialist nurses. In these courses, nurses are provided specialized training on how to care for aging patients. Apart from the new courses, government is also keen to begin PG courses in Government Medical College Nizamabad and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Adilabad.