A free meal distribution scheme launched by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and former Nizamabad MP K Kavitha has completed two years.
The scheme, being overseen by Kavitha who is funding it out of her own pocket, aims to provide hygienic and healthy food to students, patients and their attendants at government hospitals in Nizamabad, Armoor and Bodhan.
A statement from her office said that Kavitha first launched a free food distribution centre at the Nizamabad Government General Hospital (GGH) for patients and their attendants, which completed two years, and other food centres in Armoor and Bodhan have been operating successfully since then.
"Every day, thousands of patients come to government hospitals for treatment from Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Adilabad, Nirmal, Nanded, and surrounding areas. Though food is provided to patients, their attendants and other outpatients face problems and can't get a meal often. Attendants spend hundred rupees on food every time they visit hospitals," the statement added.
Keeping this in mind, Kavitha launched the first centre on November 8, 2017 at Nizamabad GGH. A free food centre at the Bodhan Government Hospital was later launched on April 26, 2018, while one at Government hospital Armoor was launched on July 5, 2018. The second centre in Nizamabad was launched at the City library on July 15, 2018.
"Every day, about 600 to 900 patients who get admitted in the hospital are fed at the Nizamabad hospital, while about 300-400 patients are fed in Bodhan and Armoor government hospitals and over 200 people at the Central library in Nizamabad," Kavitha's office stated.