Erragadda Mental hospital turns into sexual hub
The Government Institute of Mental Health, Erragadda, has become a hub for all kinds of nefarious activities, especially in the evenings. The sprawling compounds containing dilapidated and incomplete buildings are a welcome sight to miscreants who enter the hospital premises through breaches in the boundary wall and engage in gambling, drinking, using drugs and prostitution — acts threatening the safety of the staff and mentally challenged patients. There have also been instances of intimidation and even attempts at sexual exploitation. Rear entrance is the one beside Rythu Bazaar. All lights in the area are broken. Some time ago, construction of a female criminal ward was initiated. But the contractor left it incomplete. This building is being used by anti-social elements who bring women for prostitution.