Popularly known as Fever Hospital, Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Tropical and Communicable Diseases completed 100 years of service on Thursday.
Fever Hospital to be found in Nallakunta has been serving the poorest section of society of all regions in the united Andhra Pradesh. In spite of numerous private and corporate hospitals, the century-old Fever Hospital’s popularity had not plummeted.
According to a report published in Hans India, the hospital was first established on August 20, 1915 at Erranna Gutta and after that shifted to Nallakunta in 1923.
The Nizam of Hyderabad had the Quarantine Hospital constructed at Nallakunta as it was considered “city outskirts”.
The hospital used to be referred as Koranti by the locals, which is the corrupted form of Quarantine was changed to Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Tropical and Communicable Diseases in 1997.
Putting in plain words about the uniqueness of the hospital, Dr K Shankar, Superintendent said the hospital is famous for treating dog bite cases and it treats almost 50 cases on a given day. “Last year we treated swine flu cases. We are treating dengue cases efficiently,” said Dr Shankar.