Deputy Chief Minister Dr T Rajaiah asked to oust Andhra Pradesh doctors
Hyderabad: Clamouring once again for the removal of Seemandhra doctors from various posts in the Osmania General Hospital, the Telangana Doctors’ Association stated on Tuesday that there were enough doctors in the region and the medical infrastructure was not going to collapse.
The OGH Telangana doctors do not want Seemandhra doctors in administrative posts or even as head-of-department posts and asked deputy chief minister, Dr T. Rajaiah, who visited the hospital for the first time, to look into the matter.
Thirty per cent of the HODs in the super speciality section of OGH are from Seemandhra.
Dr B. Nagender, president of Telangana Government Doctors’ Association, said, “The transfer of these doctors is not going to hamper the functioning of the hospital as there are more than 300 super-specialists in various sectors waiting to join in. A very wrong notion has been created that the health infrastructure in Telangana will collapse.”
Interestingly, the superintendent of the hospital, Dr C. Raghuram, and many other doctors are from Andhra and this demand comes as a blow to many of them as they have been working for the last 10 years in the hospital.
Dr Ramesh Reddy, senior doctor at Niloufer Hospital, said, “Hospitals in Guntur, Kurnool and Tirupati have many vacancies. They need to be filled. There is a lot of scope in the region and we want the government to ensure that the posts are given only to T doctors and staff.”
Repeating the demand for a new hospital building, the doctors and various associations of para-medical staff and contract workers said the new hospital building the OGH should come up at Chanchalguda Jail. With Rs 200 crore sanctioned in 2010, the doctors are now getting impatient.
Dr Rajaiah heard promised that their demands would be looked into but demanded that they must work hard and improve patient-care standards. He also asked the HODs to be strict take action against erring employees.