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Century old Nizamia Tibbi Unani Hospital in Hyderabad soon to get a major facelift

A Raju, Hyderabad
Saturday, January 15, 2022, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

The century old Nizamia Tibbi Unani Medical College Hospital in Hyderabad is soon going to get a major facelift, as the Telangana health minister T Harish Rao has assured all the support and necessary funding from the government for the upliftment of the only existing Nizam era Medical College Hospital in the entire state of Telangana.

Rao gave this assurance during his recent visit to the hospital to launch the 3rd dose of Covid-19 vaccination programme.

The historic government Nizamia General Hospital which is also famously called as Charminar Dawakhana has been serving the people of Telangana region, and people from faraway places like Maharashtra, Karnataka come here for getting treatment at the Unani Medical College Hospital.  

Earlier also reports of dilapidated condition and neglected status of the age old Unani Medical College were brought to the notice of the state government. However, the state government had taken cognizance of the deteriorating status of the Unani medical college and had finally agreed to give a major facelift to the medical college in the heart of old city in Hyderabad.

While speaking at a programme the Health Minister said that the government had already conducted a discussion with the Director of Ayush department and also with the staff members of Nizamia Tibbi Hospital and Medical College staff on the initiatives to be taken up for the development of the age old Unani medical college.

 “After discussion with the Ayush Director and the staff members of Unani Medical College, we have felt that there is an urgent need for the government to repair the hospital. The building is in dilapidated condition and posing a danger. As appraised by the college and hospital staff, very soon we will give all the necessary support and funding for the renovation and facelift of hospital,” Rao said.

Unani Hospital was established in the year 1938 under the Nizam rule in Hyderabad and at that time this was the only medical college hospital that served patients from across various states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.

However today, as against its total capacity of 500 beds only 60 to 70 beds are occupied while the remaining patients are being referred to either Osmania General Hospital or Gandhi Hospital.

At present, the hospital and college buildings are cracking and ceilings are leaking during rains. There are no major equipments nor having any advanced laboratory for taking up research on the Unani system, all those earlier equipments are junk and are useless. In view of this, the medical staff and college staff have urged the health minister to equip the Unani hospital with most advanced medical equipments and enable the PG medical students to carry out research. “At present we are running the hospital with just 10 doctors as against the total sanctioned posts of 17-20 doctors. In the Unani Medical College as against total sanctioned posts of 75 doctors only 20 have been filled, while 15 posts are filled with contract employees another 45 posts are still left vacant.

With lack of facilities, the classes at the medical college hardly run. There is no regular maintenance of staff, no biometric attendance and the 90 PG medical students hardly attend to the Out Patient duties. The health minister assured that the Nizamia Tibbi Unani Medical College Hospital will soon get a major face lift and will restore its past glory and urged the PG medical doctors to regularly attend the outpatient and also directed the medical staff to treat the patients at the hospital without referring them to other hospitals.


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