The Bharatiya Janata Party Telangana unit has opposed the proposal to shift the Government Ayurvedic Hospital near Charminar to Erragadda, and urged the government to instead strengthen the infrastructure at the hospital by providing more beds and increasing the strength of the medical staff.
In a memorandum submitted to Health Minister Etala Rajender on Thursday, BJP senior leader and former union minister Bandaru Dattatreya said that the hospital was established by the erstwhile Nizam of Hyderabad some 50 years ago along with the Unani hospital to cater to the medical needs of the poor people in the area. The present government planning to shift it to Erragadda where an Ayurvedic Hospital was already functioning for the past 15 years did not make sense, he said.
Dattatreya appealed to the State government to drop the proposal and instead strengthen the existing hospital staff and equipment.
He also urged the government to make use of the Central government's financial assistance for the development of alternative medicines and develop the hospital.
He also asked the government to set up such hospitals at all district headquarters and in Secunderabad.
Dr S Prakash Reddy, former union minister and spokesperson of the State unit; Umamahender, BJP city general secretary; Dr Kishan, Member, CCIM; and Dr Srinivas Solanki, BJP Media Cell Co-Convener; were present.
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