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150-seat medical college for Nagarkurnool

HYDERABAD: The National Medical Commission (NMC) on Saturday gave its approval for a new government medical college in Nagarkurnool district under the Kaloji Narayan Rao University of Health Sciences (KNURHS) with an annual intake of 150 MBBS seats from the current academic year.

An NMC letter said the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) has examined the Assessor’s reports and remarks of UG expert groups on the infrastructure of the college, laboratories, hostels, and availability of faculty.

However, the admission of the students wouldn’t be allowed till it receives formal permission from the MARB. The State government has been asked to provide all facilities in terms of teaching and non-teaching staff, building, equipment and hospital facilities as per NMC norms.

The Chancellor Rashtriya Jana Parishad (RJP) MA Mujeeb thanked Chief Minister KCR for giving a medical college to Nagarkurnool from this academic year. Mujeeb appealed the KCR to develop 150 seat hospital for the backward Nagarkunool district.