Shadan Education Society has offered to the State government to provide an alternative space to shift Osmania General Hospital at Simran Shad premises located between Dr V. R. K. Women’s Medical College and Bhaskar Medical College at Aziz Nagar in Ranga Reddy district.
This was announced at the inaugural function of the first Telangana State Conference of Indian Society of Anesthesiologists. The conference was inaugurated by Dr Boora Narsaih, MP, in the presence of Dr Md. Sarib Rasool Khan, Managing Director, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr VRKWMC, Syed Azaz-ur-Rehman, Vice-Chariman, Shadan Education Society, Dr M. Ramani, Director of Medical Education, Dr K.M. Venkatagiri, Secretary of ISA National, ISA City president Dr Basheer Ahmed Khan and organizing secretaries Satyanarayana and Dr Upendra Goud.
On the occasion, the Shadan Education Society has offered to provide space for OGH. The chairman of the society Shah Alam Rasool Khan said it was the dream of the late founder and chief promoter of Shadan Education Society Vizarat Rasool Khan to establish two more Medical Colleges in Greater Hyderabad and Simran Shad is one of them where an ultra-modern building for a teaching medical hospital was built on four lakh sft area while the space required to shift OGH is around 3.5 lakh Sq Ft. “The society has the same purpose to serve the poor and deserving people on humanitarian grounds, so it offered the said building to accommodate Osmania General Hospital for two years till the government readies its new building for the Osmania General Hospital”, he added.
Speaking about the conference, Dr S.S. Harsoor, President of ISA and Director of Medical Education, Karnataka said the services of anesthetists are ever-expanding and vastly important as their role extends from basic life support to critical medical care. Dr. Suresh Chandra, IAS, said technology must be used to ‘multiply doctors’. With very few medical colleges in comparison to the population, technology can be used to multiply doctors (making machines able to perform operations on their own that would otherwise be performed by real doctors). He hoped that a day would come when people would just have to enter into room with an ATM-like machine that would automatically diagnose the problems or ailments, and print out a medical prescription as treatment – without the need for a doctor’s physical presence at the site or with little supervision carried out remotely. Such an endeavour can bring down medical costs by a significant margin.
Dr Boora Narsaiah, MP, declared the conference open and lauded the efforts of the late founder of Shadan Group of Institutions Dr. Vizarath Rasool Khan for his vision to educate the community, particularly girls. He asserted that Telangana State government was committed to make health care better and affordable recollecting historical lineage of the city’s healthcare institutions that were constructed by the Nizam of Hyderabad, including the likes of Osmania General Hospital and so on.
A doctor himself, the MP said ‘the biggest pleasure in the world is relief from pain, and anesthetists provide that with their expertise’. He expressed the need for more anesthetists in the state to cater the needs of those in villages, mandals and other parts of the State.
Meanwhile, Dr Ramani, Director of Medical Education said ‘the city was producing more and more number of anaesthetists every year many of them being girls’. Azaz-ur-Rahman also spoke. (NSS)