Expressing unhappiness over the miserable condition of the Osmania General Hospital (OGH), Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today decided to shift all the patients to a private building as soon as possible.
KCR visited the OGH on Thursday, and expressed regret for the delayed visit to the historic place where the patients come from neighbouring states including Karnataka and Maharashtra as well.
After a discussion with the hospital Superintendent about the facilities and the situation, and examining every nook and corner of the hospital, he told the media that the hospital was on the verge of collapse.
"Every building is ready to collapse, and we need to shift the patients immediately to a safer place, else it will result in dangerous consequences," he said.
Upon sighting worse conditions at the dhobi room and the nursing college, he said that a terrible situation was prevailing in the premises, and that they needed an immediate revamp.
"For me the lives of the patients, doctors, medical and nursing students, and other staff are more important than the building despite its history and prominence," he said.
The government had taken a decision to build a new hospital with ultra-modern facilities and a nursing college in the premises, and until then the patients would be treated in a private building, he added.
"I will soon meet the Governor E S L Narasimhan and the Chief Justice in order to persuade them to remove the hospital from the list of heritage structures," he said. (NSS)
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