SRINAGAR: No one goes hungry at this community kitchen, which provides meals to attendants of patients at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) and set up by the locals of Anchar.
Gulzar Ahmad, one of the volunteers working for this kitchen, told Kashmir Reader that with the patient rush increasing at the hospital and government in no mood to relax curfew, attendants cannot receive food from their homes. A community kitchen was therefore sorely needed.
“We provide food to about 1300 attendants daily,” he added.
Mohammad Yousuf Dar, another volunteer from the adjoining Anchar Mohalla, said, “By the grace of almighty Allah we are managing the ever increasing rush of patients.”
He said people from various areas are contributing funds for the kitchen. Volunteers have been instructed to eat at their homes, not at the kitchen.
“We get vegetables, rice and other stuff from people. We even received food items from Ganderbal,” he said.
Gulzar said the newly-appointed director of the hospital Dr A G Ahangar said we could continue providing food to attendants. Patients get their meals from hospital kitchen.