The war of words continues between Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and the state government on the issue of medical colleges for the state of Telangana. The Telangana government has already approached the Supreme Court on the governor’s case. Recently, a war of words took place between the Governor and the state government on Twitter.
On the issue of medical colleges for the state of Telangana, there has been criticism between Governor Tamilisai and Health Minister Harish Rao. Minister Harish Rao reacted strongly to the Governor’s statement on Twitter that there was delay on the part of the government in asking for medical colleges from the Centre.
T Harish Rao on Sunday slammed Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan for her remarks on the allocation of medical colleges by centre to the state.
Governor reacted to a Twitter user’s question on the number of medical colleges given to Telangana, and said that the state government failed to apply in time as stated by union minister Mansukh Mandaviya. ‘You sleep and wake up late and ask. TN got 11 medical colleges in a single Year.
She again said: Medical revolution in the last 8yrs:Number of med colleges doubled from around 300 to 700 approx.MBBS seats increased by 85% nearing 1 Lakhs from 30000 ,PG med seats 150% increased.15 New AIIMS & New Nursing Colleges in every New med colleges added district wise accross Nation
Minister Harish Rao made a series of tweets and responded to Governor’s tweets. He said that the Center has done severe injustice to Telangana in the matter of medical colleges. It is alleged that out of the newly sanctioned 157 colleges, not a single one has been given to the state. He said that the same approach was adopted in the case of nursing colleges as well. It is sad that the central ministers are talking in their own way.
He questioned whether it is true that Telangana is number one in the country with 19 MBBS seats per lakh population. He said that although Rs.1365 crores were to be sanctioned for Bibi Nagar AIIMS, only Rs.156 crores i.e. 11.4 percent was given.