Kovvur MLA’s nursing college loses recognition

HYDERABAD: The state government today cancelled the recognition of Spruha College of Nursing in Nidadavolu in West Godavari. TDP Kovvur MLA TV Ramarao, who owns the college, was in news last year for allegedly molesting nursing students.

The state government ordered a CID probe into the allegations and the TDP MLA was arrested on charges of rape and murder of nursing students. He was later released on bail.

However, the state government today issued GO 132 stating that the government, after careful examination of the allegations levelled against the Nursing College management and the deficiencies pointed out in the enquiry reports and explanation submitted by the management of the college, decided to cancel the permission and Essentiality Certificate issued to Spruha College of Nursing.

Special Chief Secretary to government for Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department J Satyanarayana directed the Dr NTR University of Health Sciences to take further action in the matter.

In the orders issued today, the special chief secretary mentioned that the enquiry reports submitted by West Godavari revenue officials revealed that the college management was not maintaining proper records about the salaries.

The hospital was not registered under Allopathic Act by the District Medical and Health Officer. There was no specialist service and there were no super specialists and the doctors were appointed on contract basis.

When contacted Kovvur MLA Ramarao told Express that the government ordered a probe into the alleged rape and murder of nursing students in the college.

As the government did not substantiate its allegations on rape and murder it was now trying to bury its faults by cancelling the permission of the college on other grounds, he alleged.

Ramarao said that he did not receive the orders so far.

Ramarao said that the Health University granted permission for the college after verifying the facilities.

He wondered how could the government cancel the permission of the college after the university was satisfied with the conditions there and accorded permission to run the college.


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