Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 17 (ANI): Telangana Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Friday said that Chief Minister K C Rao had planned to renovate the Osmania General Hospital (OGH) way back in 2015 but the opposition parties stalled the work by approaching the court and obtaining a stay order.
Yadav, while speaking to ANI said, "Osmania General Hospital was built 113 years ago. It has 1,168 beds. In 2015, K C Rao had visited the hospital and noticed that it was not in good condition. Lakhs of patients visit this hospital. Service to poor, backward classes, minorities is provided here."
"The CM announced to renovate or construct the hospital as it is a historical property. The medical department was instructed to survey the infrastructure of Osmania General Hospital. JNTU also surveyed the hospital and said that it is in bad condition. They had said that eight of the buildings could fall at any time," he added.
Attacking the Opposition, Yadav said, "But here the Opposition party leaders were opposing it or approaching the court. They objected and brought a stay to the process. Whenever the government does good work, they oppose it. The same was done in the Secretariat issue."
On July 15, after heavy rains lashed Hyderabad city, the state-run OGH was flooded with water. People were seen wading through rainwater inside a ward in the hospital.
Similar scenes were witnessed after water entered the hospital wards following the rains on Monday. (ANI)