Telangana Government plans to demolish Osmania General Hospital due to its unsuitability for patient care.
A new modern hospital will replace the historic building, constructed in 1919.
Controversy over demolition has led to petitions and opposition from heritage preservation groups.
The government emphasizes public health and patient safety as the driving force behind the decision.
The hospital's current state forced a reduction in bed capacity, affecting patient care.
The decision aims to balance modernization with preserving cultural heritage.
The fate of Osmania General Hospital reflects the complexity of balancing healthcare needs and heritage conservation.