Published: 10th September 2019
Telangana Health Minister Etela vows to revamp dilapidated Osmania Medical College
Osmania Medical College was founded in 1846 by the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar - 'Mir Osman Ali Khan
As part of beautifying the Osmania Medical College, Telangana Minister for Health Etela Rajender unveiled two attractive landmarks on the campus — the “Doctor’s Sculpture” and the “Outstanding OSMECOS ‘77 Square” — on Monday.
Taking note of the dilapidated state of the college, the minister said: “This college is the Alma Mater of several eminent doctors in India and abroad. A patient gains tremendous confidence just by seeing ‘OS’ in the bracket along with the MBBS tag of the doctor. I agree the college building is in a dilapidated state. Since it is the heart of medical education in Telangana, the government will look into all the deficiencies and problems of the college and will address them shortly.”
Dr Ramesh Reddy, Director of Medical Education, Telangana, and Dr P Shashikala Reddy, Prinicpal, Osmania Medical College graced the occasion as guests of honour. Dr Shashikala Reddy thanked the health minister for his presence. She said: “It has been more than a decade since a health minister has been to our campus. We are extremely fortunate. My goal is to make this college stand among the highest ranked institute in the country. This needs total commitment of the faculty and students and support of the government.”