Osmania Medical College Alumni Meet on December 7, 8
Osmania Medical College, one of the oldest medical institutions in India started in 1846, is holding its alumni meet on December 7 and 8. Alumni of the medical college through across the world is expected to attend the meet where symposium and discussions to improve medical standards, ethical medicare and how to provide health services to poor will be held.
Dr R D Lele, considered father of nuclear medicine in India, will inaugurate the meet. Another alumni K Srinath Reddy, president, Public Health Foundation of India, will speak on how to improve medicare in the country.
Dr A Gopal Kishan, chairman emeritus, Osmania Medical College Old Students Trust, said that to bring back the glory of the institution, they are organising a health walk from Osmania General Hospital, Afzal Gunj to Osmania Medical College on December 7. Speaking about the history of the institution, Gopal Kishan said that Osmania General Hospital (OGH) was the first one to carry kidney transplant in entire country in 1982 and it is the only government hospital in the state providing free kidney transplantations even today.
Gopal Kishan pointed out that though Rosaiah government has sanctioned Rs 200 crore in 2010 for the new Osmania General Hospital, there is no development till now.
Dr Gopal Kishan informed that till date the trust has spent Rs 1.93 Cr for development of the hopsital and medical college.