Telangana state Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan raked up another controversy by making a sudden visit to Osmania General Hospital on Monday. The other day she took to social media drawing the attention of the citizens and the government stating that Osmania Hospital needs a new building.
She went around the hospital and later addressing the media, she said the government should urgently pay attention to the pathetic conditions prevailing at the age-old institution. The ceiling was falling off posing a risk to the patients and staff.
Health Minister T Harish Rao has already clarified that CM KCR has decided to construct a new building by demolishing the existing dilapidated buildings of Osmania General Hospital in 2015. The state government also sanctioned the money for the purpose. However, some people moved the Court contending that the old buildings have heritage value and should not be demolished. The state government was waiting for the verdict on the issue.
Mr Harish Rao responding to Governor’s comments on Monday, said some people refuse to acknowledge the good work. They can neither see nor listen to the developments taking place all around them. It is very sad. The state government is building four multi-speciality hospitals (Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences) – on four corners of Hyderabad city. The government is expanding the existing NIMS with 4,000 beds – the biggest hospital in the country. The NIMS is undergoing a massive transformation with ample staff and the latest surgical and diagnostic equipment offering medical services on par with the corporate hospitals.
Governor justifying her proactiveness contended that she has the responsibility of caring for the welfare of citizens. She was pointing out genuine issues and not politicising any issue. Shunned by the state government for acting as an agent of the BJP government, she feels cornered and eager to hog the limelight to be in the news.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao