Following a hike in the price of food from Rs 50 to Rs 100 per day, patients of MGM Medical College Hospital will get better food with a variety of options to choose from, hospital authorities said on Sunday.
With the doubling of the rate of food, the patients admitted in the medical college hospital will not only get better quality food but will also be able to choose from a variety of food items.
Superintendent, MGM medical college hospital, Arun Kumar said that sensing the need of the patients, the state health department authority has increased the rate of food at which the patients would be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner free of cost at the hospital.
The hospital received a circular in this regard from the state health department. Now each patient will be provided food at the rate of Rs 100 per day. Earlier, it was Rs 50 only. The hospital superintendent said they have received the circular and they have to make the necessary changes in the food items according to the enhanced rate.
“We welcome the move and now we are chalking out the new menu for the patients who will be provided the food according to the new rate in the next couple of days,” pointed out the superintendent.
The rate of food worth Rs 50 per patient per day was effective from the year 2013. Despite such a low rate, the patients would be given eggs and bananas for breakfast and a unified course meal for lunch and dinner. But during the visit of erstwhile health secretary K.K. Sone to the medical college hospital two months ago, the issue of food provision for the patients had been discussed, leading the health secretary to ask for a hike in the food rate soon.
The officials have also instructed the hospital administration to carry out tenders for the canteen and start canteen services for the attendants and relatives visiting the hospital.
It may be mentioned that the State Government governed Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital, is an Indian medical school established in 1964. It is situated in the outskirts of Jamshedpur near Dimna. The students are admitted through an All India pre medical test CBSE PMT held by CBSE and Jharkhand and Bihar states’ combined entrance tests. The college’s hospital is located in Sakchi.