HIMS kitchen renovation to cost Rs 8.5 lakh

HIMS kitchen renovation to cost Rs 8.5 lakh

With the number of inpatients on the rise, the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), is being upgraded to provide quality service to the public.

The hospital kitchen is being modernised with new cooking equipment at a cost of Rs 8.5 lakh. As the number of patients were on the rise, the hospital management had submitted a proposal to the government seeking additional cooking vessels and latest equipment. Considering the proposal, the government released Rs 8.5 lakh to upgrade the kitchen.

The kitchen has been renovated at a cost of Rs 1.50 lakh. A steel boiler has been installed at a cost of Rs 4.5 lakh. Three trolleys priced at Rs 75,000, eight huge utensils at Rs 40,000 and seven cylinders priced at Rs 24,000 have been purchased and used for cooking.

HIMS Director Dr B C Ravikumar told DH that the hospital has a 750-bed capacity and food is prepared for about 800 people everyday. As the previous kitchen was small, cooking had been shifted to a new room which has now been renovated. With the new cooking equipment, food is being prepared on time. The funds released by the government have been utilised, he said.

“There is a separate team for managing food delivery. Special care is taken to see that patients are not inconvenienced. The District Surgeon is heading the team. Every month the hospital spends around Rs 9 lakh for distributing food,” he said.

As per the menu, the inpatients are supplied 150 ml coffee and bread everyday at 7 am and at 4 pm. Lunch and dinner is supplied between 12 noon and 2.30 pm and 7 pm and 8 pm. They are given 283 gm rice and sambar, two bananas of 113 gms and two eggs.

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