Osmania General Hospital Old Building Locked: After orders issued by the Director of Medical Education for sealing the 102-year-old building of Osmania General Hospital Hyderabad here, the administration of the Osmania General hospital locked up the iconic old building on Monday, July 27.
On July 22, the Director of Medical Education, K Ramesh Reddy had issued orders to seal the building and have the premises vacated after the building was flooded with rainwater due to a blocked sewage pipe. This incident caused a huge uproar and political outcry as pictures and videos of the ill patients wading through water for treatment went viral on social media.
Already, the Osmania General Hospital administration had shifted the patients and offices including the superintendent office from the old building. The heritage building was constructed in 1917 by the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad state, Mir Osman Ali Khan.
“On the day of the receiving the order to close the Osmania General Hospital old building, all the activities have been stopped and evacuation activities have been initiated and around 200 patients in the building were shifted to the other building. The administration offices were also shifted on Monday after which all the operations in the building have suspended and will be remained closed,” said Dr. Pandu Naik, the superintendent of OGH.