The Union government has sanctioned a nursing college for Karimnagar town at a cost of Rs. 3.37 crore. The college would start functioning from the academic year 2013-14 with an intake of 40 students, and would function from the government headquarters hospital here.

Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar told reporters here on Saturday that the nursing college would be a boon to rural students to take up the course and secure employment. He said that the recruitment of 16member faculty for the college would be done soon before the start of the college.

He said that the college would function from the headquarters hospital in temporary premises till the construction of its own premises.

Promise

He also promised sanction of five ventilators for the hospital at a cost of Rs. 50 lakh.

He promised to take up with the government sanction of necessary staff and infrastructure following the upgradation of the hospital into a 350-bedded hospital.

He expressed ire over the poor sanitation at the hospital in spite of huge spending by the government.