Staff Reporter

Vijayawada: The Prasanthi Hospital of Dr. Indla Ramasubba Reddy will be rechristened as the Vijayawada Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Vimhans) on the occasion of its silver jubilee celebrations, on Sunday. Addressing newsmen here on Friday, Vimhans director Indla Ramasubba Reddy said the hospital would be equipped with technologies like EEG and bio-feed back machines. Apart from this, a memory clinic, an alcohol and drug de-addiction clinicand psychological lab would be few other important features of the Vimhans. Dr. I Vishal Reddy, who is specially trained in alcohol and drug de-addiction, would supervise the functioning of the de-addiction clinic, he said.

Dr. Ramsubba Reddy said a child guidance clinic would also be started to deal with behavioural problems in children. Dr. Reddy said Panchayat Raj minister J.C. Diwakar Reddy, Mayor Mallika Begum, MP Lagadapati Rajgopal, MLAs Nasar Vali, Vangaveeti Radha Krishna, Devineni Rajasekhar and others would attend the celebrations, he said.