Docs stage helmet protest over crumbling infra at OGH
The Times of India Hyderabad|October 27, 2021
Scared To Work In These Bldgs: TJUDA

Hyderabad: A day after a duty doctor suffered injuries after a fan came off the hook and fell on her, protests have rocked Osmania General Hospital. Angry over the decades of neglect, doctors wore helmets to work on Tuesday and also submitted a representation to hospital authorities. Incidentally, the helmet protest (wearing helmet at work) to show how unsafe it is to be in OGH began in 2018 after three senior doctors narrowly escaped a mishap.

On Monday, a junior doctor suffered minor head injuries after the fan fell on her. She is currently under observation. This is not the first such incident at OGH, where previously chunks of plaster had fallen off and injured doctors and patients. OGH is caught in a battle between heritage activists and doctors over razing some heritage structures on the premises to make way for new buildings.

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