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Osmania General Hospital
It is a building. It is a hospital. Unfortunately, the twain meet.

From a distance, the Osmania General Hospital looks a majestic citadel with domes reaching out to the sky like inverted raindrops. The pastel paint of the huge building complex makes it seem idyllic in the mellow evening sunshine.

Get closer, and it is a hospital. A mammoth institution situated in the bristling old city, it is forever teeming with people - speaking many dialects, some muttering, some mumbling, some sharing simmering silence with their fellow attendants. The premises are typically sarkari, with eagle-eyed parking attendants smelling of zarda displaying amazing alacrity in tearing out colored pieces of paper and moving on to swoop down on another 2-wheeler rider even as they are pocketing the coins handed by the first one. The canteen, the verandahs, the lobbies, the huge high-ceilinged halls - there are people swarming every nook and corner.

So much so that, if you cross this threshold for non-medical and touristy interests, you are not likely to see much of the walls or the windows. The bedded patients are lost somewhere in the large halls with the roof almost invisible somewhere up in the sky, and the only thing that takes away your attention from the immovable structure is the flurry of the doctors and staff and those who hope they some teeny part of all that important bustle would ultimately serve to give them a little succor.

But then, Osmania Hospital is, indeed, the largest Government hospital in the state, with state-of-the art equipment, a battery of specialists, and advanced care facilities for practically every ailment from Hernia to HIV. There may be mixed feelings about the institution, though there is unequivocal agreement that the building itself is quite magnificent.

The hospital with a medical college attached stretches across an entire locality. It begins as you step off Naya Pul and then goes on and on up to Purana Pul and beyond, running along the eastern bank of Musi. So yes, you get rooms with views here. All right, it's not much of a view, but if the Musi were alive it would have been. Not that you should ever have to find out.

Across from the River Park, this large, almost forbidding 3-storeyed hospital was built in 1925, under the reign of the 7th Nizam. It was constructed during the City Improvement Board phase of the Nizam's rule. This phase has characteristic architectural styling designed by Vincent Esch, whose work includes the lovely High Court building, which faces the hospital. This was the time that localities were redeveloped, roads were constructed, and the Musi riverfront was snazzed up by this forward-thinking Nizam.

So in sum, it is all a matter of viewpoint. If you are a fit and fine human being who can swallow scenes of distress with detachment and single-mindedly pursue your architectural proclivities, then Osmania Hospital is a must-see. But if the stomach churns and you feel faint at the sight of hospitals, patients, saline bottles and the all-pervading smell of spirit, restrict yourself to a view of the complex, etched into the skyline, from across the river. Or from any point or angle where you can relax with a cup of tea and gaze on.
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Pradeep khanderao Kulkarni on 7th Aug 2018, 11:18pm | Permalink
Can I get my birth date records to get birth certificates? My date of birth is 21.08.1955 at Usmania hospital, Hyderabad. I have school leaving certificate
naresh kumar,nnares@gmail.com on 2nd Apr 2018, 3:48pm | Permalink

My name is naresh kumar.My father is N Rama Krishna.I am very thankful to this hospital. we admitted our father my on 4th of Feb 2018 at night., with lung infection. They handled him very well. admission given to him and given him all necessary.

At the time of i taken to him the lady junior doctor with male attendant received my father in well manner. and also handled him well. i am very thank full to that lady doctor for being very kind.

when i taking my father to this hospital i am out of money..

but my father is no more.. i am very thankful to this hospital for given admission. for their treatment.

i am surely tell any body can visit this hospital....
Vikram on 31st Jul 2017, 3:59pm | Permalink
worst. hopeless. a sorry excuse for an Hospital. unit 3 Orthopaedic doctors Dr Rajesh, Dr Sudhakar, doctor Gautam, Dr Phalgun, Dr Shiva, Dr Bhavani, Dr Krishna are the worst egomaniacs and most irresponsible creatures ever. more than creating a ailing patient their constitution is on will meaning cold ego wars over the patient and just pushing the patients responsibility to other department which is equally irresponsible.

the nephrology ward, dialysis wards and OT-7 in quli Qutub Shah building is the most pathetic place which is run by Obnoxious doctors and is led by the professor and so-called HOD of the nephrology department Dr Manisha Sahay who doesn't even have 5 minutes to listen to a patients complaints or to advise them regarding the treatment.

Go To This Hell hole called an hospital if you want to lose your loved ones to some pathetic treatment oh no treatment at all.

I sincerely wish this irresponsible doctors in unit 3 Orthopaedic and nephrology wards burn in hell for their irresponsibility and lack of humanity,

unit 3 Orthopaedic doctors and nephrology doctors are just gross excuses for human beings.

minus waiting for this shitty place.
T.V..BHASKAR on 7th Mar 2013, 5:32pm | Permalink
Hospital wards 225-227-118-404-444-204-224 are not working properly,No bulbs,fans chairs to patients in 227,Doctors,staff are not attending in time daily.From.Thota.Bhaskar
mohd abdul jaleel on 24th Feb 2013, 5:10am | Permalink
pl work on humanitarian an religions base inshallah u will get best reward in both world
Fasi on 25th Jul 2012, 6:01pm | Permalink
If you are Healthy and want to become ILL, you can just visit the hospital once. If you are already ILL, you will becomes critically ILL due to the atmosphere there.
N.SONY on 17th Jul 2012, 4:14pm | Permalink
Very very bad my father also in osmania hospital but non caring nurses are there hospital atmosphere also very bad , no beds , in hospital dogs , cats, and monkeys also came and fighting on mid night 3'O clock , that is a hospital, pl. respond osmania mangement pl. keep up good work
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