Following an increase in the price of food from Rs 50 to Rs 100 per day, patients at 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 food rate, patients admitted to the University Medical Hospital will not only get better quality food, but also be able to choose from a variety of food products.
MGM University Medical Hospital Superintendent Arun Kumar said that, sensing the needs of the patients, the authority of the state health department had increased the rate of food at which patients would receive free breakfast. lunch, lunch and dinner in the hospital.
The hospital has received a circular in this regard from the state health department. From now on, each patient will receive food at the rate of Rs 100 per day. Previously it was only Rs 50. The hospital director said they had received the circular and needed to make the necessary changes to the food items based on the increased tariff.
“We welcome this decision and are now developing the new menu for patients who will receive food at the new rate in the coming days,” said the superintendent.
The food rate worth Rs 50 per patient per day was effective from 2013. Despite such a low rate, patients would be given eggs and bananas for breakfast and a unified course meal for the lunch and dinner. But during the visit of former Health Secretary KK Sone to the University Medical Hospital two months ago, the issue of food supply for patients was discussed, which led the secretary to the Health to demand an upcoming increase in the food price.
Officials also instructed the hospital administration to call for tenders for the canteen and start canteen services for attendants and relatives visiting the hospital.
It can be mentioned that Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital, governed by the state government, is an Indian medical school established in 1964. It is located on the outskirts of Jamshedpur near Dimna. Students are admitted through a CBSE All India Pre-Medical PMT Test run by the CBSE and the Combined Entrance Tests of Jharkhand and Bihar States. The college hospital is located in Sakchi.