A full-fledged super specialty Hospital with all modern facilities will come up in the place of the dilapidated TB/Chest Hospital in Dabeerpura, Old City. The hospital will be constructed at a cost of 7 crores pooled from MLC, Area Development Funds of Deputy Chief Minister (Revenue) Mohammed Mahmood Ali.
Orders to release Rs 75 lakh as first installment from 2015-16 and subsequently to release Rs 1.75 crore from 2016-17 MLC funds have already been given to concerned officialsand the remaining Rs 4.50 crore will be released in a phased manner as needed to complete the project.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister said, “this hospital was built by 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 then. Unfortunately, the successive governments neglected this institution totally as they did not feel the need to revive this institution leading to the current sorry state of the hospital. Due to this, thousands of people in the Old city are deprived of access to quality healthcare services and are forced to knock at the doors of private medical practitioners and hospitals which squeeze them with exorbitant fees.
“Much before the TRS government formed, our leader and Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao promised to develop Hyderabad, especially the Old city, which in spite of its historical significance was ignored by the governments of erstwhile AP State. In fact, I myself visited this hospital two years back and was astonished at its state of affairs then. Now our plan is to develop this hospital on par with any other private super-specialty hospital, which would meet every health care needs of poor and neglected people of Old city. Once finished, this hospital will be furnished with latest equipment so that once a patient steps in will go out with complete satisfaction. Equally the service providers will also be feeling happy and satisfied in providing quality health care services to the people in such an enabling environment,” he added.
Prior to this, the Deputy Chief Minister had also earmarked Rs 3 crore for the construction of the Government English Medium Primary School in Madannapet (Block, F, Ward 174 (near Masjid-e-Yahyapasha) of Madannapet (V), Hyderabad District) from his MLC funds. Till date, orders to release Rs 94 lakh pooled from 2015-16 and Rs 66 lakh pooled from 2016-17 MLC funds were given to Hyderabad Collector so as to initiate construction work at the site, the Deputy Chief Minister said. (NSS)