Senior doctors at Osmania General Hospital (OGH) on Wednesday decided to continue their stir despite the government’s promise to set up a Rs. 20-crore trauma centre and hasten the construction of the new OGH building. They said that instead of coming up with empty promises, the government should immediately take up concrete measures to revive the lost glory of OGH.

OGH Superintendent Dr. Ram Das on Wednesday tried to hold talks with the striking doctors and promised to take up the trauma centre project and start the construction of the new OGH building at the earliest.

The doctors, who are boycotting their duties between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and sporting black badges as a mark of protest, however, brushed aside the promises, terming them ‘empty proposals’. They said that despite highlighting the issues that had been dogging the hospital for long, the health authorities had not got back with concrete time-bound proposals.