Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali today said that the government would provide a good alternative health facility at the same location after demolishing the Osmania General Hospital.
At a press conference, he slammed the opposition parties for making a hue and cry over the demolition of the old hospital.
"For us the lives of the patients are more important than a heritage structure, and the government is ready to spend Rs 100 crores for the new health facility," he maintained.
He sought to know where the poor people would go if they were ill and the government hospitals were not good enough. Since the former could not afford Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs at private hospitals, the government had taken a decision to construct an ultra-modern hospital by replacing the OGH, Ali stated.
"We are committed to providing the best health services to the people in the twin cities and the state," he averred.
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