Mangaluru, April 4: For the patients who visit the Wenlock government hospital in the city, fish meals will be banned from April 1st onwards. Here after the patients will be served with only vegetarian food.
It has been instructed to provide vegetarian food in the notice served by the commissioner of health and family welfare to buy food items, first quality bread for the patients and necessary items for the hospital via the tender process for the fiscal year 2015-2016, in the government hospitals falling under the Health and Family Welfare Department. Already tender has been called as instructed. From the new fiscal year, variety fish meals which were provided in the past will be stopped.
Ninety percent of the citizens in Dakshina Kannada eat fish meals. It is not fair to stop the fish meals provided for the poor patients who visit the hospitals. A discussion on this could have been held before deciding this. With regard to providing fish meals write once again to the concerned department, instructed the Deputy Commissioner of the district to the superintendent of the hospital.
Intension to provide same kind of food:
Vegetarian food has been begun with the intension of providing same kind of food in all the hospitals. Priority has been given to cleanliness and nutritious diet. Discussions are going on with the NGO’s to prepare clean fish meals in future, informed Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader.