Object to allotment of hospital land to private persons

‘Land grabbers felled trees and took up levelling works in the open land’

The hospital has 4,540 square yards - a part of which was given to GHMC, APGDA

HYDERABAD: The staff and patients of Government ENT Hospital, Koti took to streets on Wednesday protesting alleged attempts by few persons to develop an empty portion of the hospital land. Professors, nurses, paramedics, medicos and patients staged a sit-in near the hospital entrance to draw the attention of authorities to their plight.

Staff of ENT Hospital has been objecting to a Government Order that allotted a portion of the hospital land to three private persons for development.

A similar agitation was taken up a few months back and according to the agitating staff the then Chief Minister Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy decided to keep the government order in abeyance.

“Couple of days back, the land grabbers started tree cutting and levelling works in the open land. How can one justify allotting prime hospital land, meant for hospital development, to private persons? We will continue to protest till authorities take action on the land grabbers,” said president of A. P. ENT Doctors Association Dr. C. Ramakrishna.

The Koti ENT Hospital has 4,540 square yards of land of which a portion was given to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation for laying up of a road and another portion to Andhra Pradesh Government Doctors Association (APGDA).

A government order allotting the rest of the 1,277 square yards to three private persons for development was issued, members of APGDA, who also took part in the protest, said.