The doctors at Hyderabad government’s Osmania General Hospital are wearing helmets while on duty to protest against the “unsafe” old hospital building. “It could collapse at any moment. We are constantly worried,” said the hospital’s joint action committee’s chairman. Blocks of the ceiling from an in-patient ward had fallen down in the last few months, injuring patients.
Accusing the government of neglecting their concerns, the Osmania Government Hospital Joint Action Committee (OGHJAC) has once again resumed their strike. The four-month strike was withdrawn after the Health Minister Dr Laxma Reddy had assured of constructing a new structure soon.