For the benefit of patients visiting the Government General Hospital (GGH), a ‘May I Help You’ desk was opened on the premises with support from the city-based Rayapalli Srinivasa Rao Charitable Trust on Saturday. Formally inaugurating the desk, Collector Neetu Prasad said that the desk would be of help to the patients coming from the rural pockets, who were often getting confused about the location of various departments and wards in the hospital.

She said that the desk with a kiosk and public address system could guide the patients and their assistants to know about the various departments and various services being rendered to the patients. Chairman of the trust Rayapalli Srinivasa Rao said that the desk would function during the outpatient department timings, i.e. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. City MLA D. Chandrasekhar Reddy, Superintendent of the GGH Venkata Buddha and others were present.

Inspecting the central laboratory later, Ms. Neetu said that an exclusive block would be constructed for the central laboratory on the GGH premises soon.

She said that about 3,000 patients a day were visiting the GGH, in which various tests were needed to at least 300 people daily.

The laboratory complex would be constructed with the financial support from the Reliance group as part of fulfilling its corporate social responsibility.