The TRS government had allotted Rs 10 crore for the development. In the GO, the government had sanctioned Rs 7.70 crore to carry out repairs and renovation at the TB sanatorium in Vikarabad. A senior officer of TSMSIDC said, “After inspection, proposals were prepared but tenders for repairs and renovation have still not been called by the department.”
The director of Health and Medical Sciences had proposed to shift three units of the Chest Hospital to the Osmania General Hospital. Three more departments were proposed to be shifted to the Gandhi Hospital.
Senior chest physician Dr K. Subhakar said, “The proposals are there but so far no arrangement has been made to set up 100 beds in OGH and other facilities in Gandhi Hospital. Also, there have been objections from the medical fraternity as well as the social wing that since OGH is overcrowded there is a chance of spreading the TB infection to other patients and also their attendants in the hospital.”