Osmania General Hospital

Osmania General Hospital (OGH) is one of the oldest hospitals in India located at Afzal Gunj, Hyderabad and is named after its founder – Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad. It is run by the Government of Telangana, and is one of the largest in the state. It was built at a construction cost of rupees 20,00,000.[1]

Osmania General Hospital
Government of Telangana
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Geography
LocationHyderabad, Telangana, India
Organisation
Affiliated universityKaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds1168
HelipadNo
History
Opened20 April 1910

The hospital building, a heritage structure is in dire need of repairs and renovation.[2][3][4]

HistoryEdit

The Afzal Gunj Hospital, the predecessor of the Osmania General Hospital, was established in 1866 by Salar Jung I.

The present hospital building was completed in 1919 on orders of the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It was designed by British architect Vincent Jerome Esch and Nawab Khan Bahadur Mirza Akbar Baig in Indo-Sarcenic style.[5][6][7] In 1926, the wards of the Afzal Gunj hospital were transferred to the new building.

The history of the hospital includes Dr. Yusuf Mirza, the 1st RMO (Resident Medical Officer).

Dr. K Gopal Rao was one of the team of doctors when started along with the RMO. Names of these doctors are still there at the General Ward entrance.

In 2015, the Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekhar Rao announced a plan to demolish the building.[2] This sparked outrage among heritage activists, and he immediately retracted the statement.[8][9]

FacilitiesEdit

The hospital has more than a thousand beds.

 
Osmania General Hospital Hyderabad

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Developments of the Nizams" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b B., Nitin (24 January 2017). "Once the pride of the Nizam, Hyderabad's iconic Osmania hospital now lies in shambles". The News Minute. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Osmania General Hospital gasps for attention: Heritage building crumbling, roofs caving in". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ Nanisetti, Serish (7 July 2018). "Heritage structures left to their fate". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Login". www.bl.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.cmdachennai.gov.in/pdfs/seminar_heritage_buildings/History_of_Historical_Monuments_in_and_around_Chennai.pdf
  7. ^ "The Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, for H.E.H. The Nizam of Hyderabad".
  8. ^ Sharma, Dinesh C. "By destroying Osmania General Hospital, Telangana will lose a great legacy". www.dailyo.in. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Telangana govt holds off Osmania hospital demolition, to consult all Hyderabad MLAs". The News Minute. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2018.

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Coordinates: 17°22′19″N 78°28′26″E / 17.372°N 78.474°E / 17.372; 78.474