Kathmandu, June 15

Bibeksheel Sajha Party, known for coming up with innovative ideas to win the hearts and minds of people has launched its Tato Bhat Abhiyan (Warm Food Campaign) for underprivileged patients and their caregivers who have come from far away without sufficient resources to support themselves for medical treatment amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kishor Regmi, district coordinator of the party, said they were feeding patients and caregivers for the past two weeks. "We provide nutritious food and bottled water to patients and their caregivers to ensure that they do not suffer from lack nutrition in these trying times.

They are also provided meat and eggs once a week, in addition to face-mask, gloves and other safety kits," he said.

According to Regmi, on an average, the district hospital witnesses inflow and outflow of 50 patients and caregivers.

The food items are prepared in the hospital canteen itself. "We pay certain amount of money to hospital staffers for their support to the campaign, patients and caregivers. Sometimes, family members of serious patients do not even have food to eat as they as they keep vigil over the ill. The prohibitory orders enforced by the local administration has closed all hotels and restaurants, making it impossible for them to get food," he said.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 16, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.