The Osmania General Hospital located at Afzal Gunj, Hyderabad is considered to be one of the oldest hospitals ever constructed in Hyderabad. Built in 1910, it is named after it’s founder, Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad. It is a government hospital and is managed by the government of Telangana. Therefore attracts several patients on a daily basis.
Also considered to be a heritage site due to Its marvelous built and splendid architecture, it needs an emergency renovation. The hospital consists of more than 1000 beds and therefore has specialized doctors who treat their patients for free. This century old building witnesses hundreds of patients with never ending woes everyday. The hospital was decided to be established after the musi floods in 1908. The building was thrown open to public in 1921.
Osmania General Hospital
In 2015, Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao drew a lot of criticism when he announced the demolition of the IP block of this hospital. Later the decision was postponed due to heavy criticism and denial by historians/ activists. The Osmania Medical College, which is attached to the Osmania Hospital, was established in 1846 and is said to be one of the oldest medical institutes across the world.
The hospital provides treatments in the fields of Dentistry, Diabetology, ENT (Otolaryngology), General Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Endocrinology and Urology.
Some of the doctors who work regularly at Osmania General Hospital are : Dr.P. Krishna Malakonda Reddy (Cardiology) , Dr. Ramakrishna Reddy (Orthopedic Surgery) and Dr. Rakesh Sahay (Endocrinology).
However in the present scenario of this age old hospital is not considered as viable for patients due to its poor maintenance and lack of renovation.