Hyderabad: A full-fledged super specialty hospital with all modern facilities would come up in the place of the dilapidated Chest Hospital in Dabeerpura, in Old City at the cost of 7 crore being pooled from MLC’s Area Development Funds of Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali.
Orders to release Rs 75 lakhs as first installment from 2015-16 budget and 1.75 crore from 2016-17 budget have already been given to concerned officials, totaling Rs 2.50 crore.
Remaining Rs 4.50 crore would be released in phased manner. Speaking on this, the Deputy Chief Minister said, “the Chest Hospital of Dabeerpura was built by the VII Nizam of Hyderabad Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan in 1938 with all necessary facilities to cater to the health needs of people of the Old City.”
“Unfortunately, the successive governments neglected this institution completely and they did not feel the need to revive this institution leading to the current sorry status of the hospital.
Thousands of people in old city are being deprived of quality healthcare services and are forced to knock at the doors of private medical practitioners and hospitals which squeeze them with exorbitant fees,” Mahmood Ali said.
The government wants to develop this hospital on par with any private super-specialty hospitals which would meet every health care needs of poor and neglected people of Old City, he said.
Once finished, it would be furnished with latest equipment for the utmost satisfaction of patients, the deputy CM said. Prior to this, he had also sanctioned Rs 3 crore for the construction of the Government English Medium Primary School in Madannapet. Till date orders are released for Rs 94 lakhs.
Courtesy: Metro India