Hyderabad: Govt to guard Osmania hospital’s heritage block whereas constructing new infrastructure


The Telangana authorities will shield the century-old Osmania Common Hospital’s heritage block, an iconic Nizam-era monument in Hyderabad, Well being Minister Harish Rao introduced after a gathering with the committee of chief engineers on Monday.

Minister Rao additionally requested the committee of engineers, which was fashioned to discover the chances of constructing a brand new hospital with out disturbing the heritage construction, to submit its report quickly. He mentioned that the federal government would assemble the brand new infrastructure by taking into consideration the committee’s suggestions and instructions of the Telangana Excessive Court docket.

Throughout a latest go to to the hospital, Rao had assured safety of the monument, claimed by some as dilapidated. Among the many strongest voices vouching for the development of a brand new constructing as a substitute, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi of India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) was additionally a part of the assembly on Monday.

Tuesday morning, Owaisi took to Twitter to announce that the heritage block is not going to be demolished however restored. “Yesterday, attended a gathering with AIMIM Flooring Chief Akbaruddin Owaisi, Ministers @trsharish, @YadavTalasani & @mahmoodalitrs relating to restoration & enlargement of Osmania Hospital. AIMIM has been demanding its modernisation to make sure important healthcare for Hyderabadis,” he wrote, including that “a Committee of Chief Engineers will likely be submitting a report on Osmania Hospital’s enlargement & upgradation.”

“The hospital’s heritage constructing is not going to be demolished however restored. A brand new constructing will even be constructed whereas not obstructing the view of the heritage constructing,” he said.


The 26-acre campus presently homes a number of constructing blocks, which got here up within the final 60 years across the heritage block. The previous block was vacated in 2020 after water entered the constructing put up heavy rains. Lots of the newer blocks have been going through water seepage by the partitions and peeling off of the plaster. The hospital administration has been operating its operations with just a few makeshift preparations.

“The price of restoration & building of the brand new constructing will likely be roughly ₹560 Crores, the proposal will likely be offered to @TelanganaCMO after which to the Cupboard. A report will even be submitted to Excessive Court docket as a PIL is pending relating to the heritage construction,” Owaisi tweeted.

Ministers Mahmood Ali and Talasani Srinivas Yadav and MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi had been additionally a part of the assembly held at MCR HRD Institute within the metropolis.


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