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Good food, books... how Kerala treats coronavirus cases

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
Last updated on: March 17, 2020 15:34 IST
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A rich menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and supply of books are among steps taken to provide the comfort factor to 17 coronavirus suspect patients,isolated at the Government Medical College Hospital near Kochi.

IMAGE: Medics interact with an Indonesian tourist at COVID-19 helpdesk, in the wake of deadly coronavirus, at Hyderabad Gandhi Hospital. Photograph: PTI Photo

A separate menu has been prepared for the 15 Indian patients -- all Keralites -- and the two United Kingdom nationals, said Dr Ganesh Mohan, resident medical officer of the hospital at Kalamassery.

"We have also made arrangements to supply books to them," he said.


While the Indians are served dosa, sambar, two eggs, two oranges, tea and one litre mineral water at 7.30 am, the Britishers are served toast, omelette without onions, soup and fruit juice.

Fruit juice is served for the Indians at 10.30 am before lunch at 12 noon, which comprise two chappathis, rice, fish fry, thoran (dish of sauteed vegetables) curry, curd and one litre mineral water.

The foreign nationals are served pineapple juice at 11 am and toast cheese (if needed) and fruits for lunch at 12 noon.

At 3.30 pm, the Keralites are given tea, biscuits, banana fry and vada.

Dinner at 7 pm includes appam, vegetable stew, two bananas and one litre mineral water.

The UK nationals are given fruit juice at 4 pm and toasted bread, scrambled eggs and fruits for dinner.

The food has been arranged from the medical students hostel mess, Dr Mohan said.

He said all patients are stable.

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