Collector Ashish Kumar paid a visit to Government Medical College Hospital on the Palayamkottai road here on Thursday.

Citing the convenience of those who come to the hospital, he said the existing main gate adjacent to Rajaji Park should not be blocked.

Earlier, Tuticorin Corporation authorities had decided to construct a new wall around the Rajaji Park thus extending its boundary.

This had been criticised by the public and political parties.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) had recently staged a protest against the construction of the wall stating that it would create problem for the entry of ambulances to the hospital from the northern side.