Staff Reporter

Decision taken during inspection of building under Praja Patham

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Hyderabad: The incomplete school building at the Chandulal Baradari playground will be completed and the Government schools functioning in rented premises will be shifted here before the start of the next academic year.

This was decided by Hyderabad Collector Arvind Kumar after inspecting the incomplete building during the Praja Patham programme on Thursday. Charminar legislator Syed Ahmed Pasha Qaudiri and Tadbun corporator Abdul Kareem said that Rs. 12 lakhs was sanctioned for construction of the school building during the Janmabhoomi programme. But the construction was stopped half way through as the Andhra Pradesh Housing Board claimed ownership of the land. However, the board recently lost the case in court. Mr. Kumar went round the vast playground and felt it was an ideal place for setting up a high school and a junior college. He promised to examine the status of the land and shift the Government schools soon. In the nearby community hall, the Collector agreed to set up a primary school.

There were complaints of low pressure and supply of polluted drinking water in the area. Mr. Qaudiri urged HMWSSB managing director K.S. Jawahar Reddy to sanction Rs. 2 crores for improving the water supply position in his constituency.

Prioritisation of works

Mr. Reddy said the requirement of the area was much but the works have to be prioritised. Under the Praja Patham programme, the board would spend between Rs. 10 and Rs. 15 crores in the city.

An action plan had been drawn up for each of the 10 operation divisions and it was decided to take up works worth Rs. 1 crore in each division. Complaints galore at UHP

Mr. Arvind Kumar and Mr. Quadiri were flooded with complaints when they visited the urban health post at Chandulal Baradari. During the last three years only three deliveries were performed here. The UHP has a labour room, an operation theatre besides four ANMs and a medical officer. But the women who come here for delivery are directed to the UHP at Puranapul.

When asked why the UHP was not handling delivery cases, medical officer P.L. Kumari said it was not supposed to. Mr. Kumar expressed surprise at this and said the UHP was intended to encourage institutional delivery. He spoke to S. Satyavathi, DM&HO, on phone and enquired why the delivery cases were being shifted elsewhere. The Collector said the UHP would be made to function round-the-clock and handle all cases.