Iskcon Kolkata has collected details of all patients, including those suffering from Covid-19, in 10 government hospitals and is serving them free food prepared in its own kitchens. They have tied up with local police stations for the initiative. The hospitals receiving free meals from Iskcon are SSKM, Chittaranjan National Medical College, Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital, M R Bangur, Shambhunath Pandit Hospital, Vidyasagar State General Hospital, Ramrick Hospital, NRS Medical College and Hospital and R G Kar Medical College and Hospital. They have provided a head count of the total food boxes required.
Apart from feeding 15,000 patients at these hospitals, the spiritual organisation also meets a daily target of feeding 75,000 underprivileged people and families affected by Covid across the city.
Three kitchens have been set up at Gurusaday Road, Dum Dum and New Town centres of Iskcon to cook the meals daily. “We are being helped by local cops for the initiative. The project will be stepped up if the cyclone Yaas causes severe damage,” said Radharaman Das, vice president and spokesperson of Iskcon Kolkata.
Source: Times of India