Visakhapatnam, April 19:
Shortage of oxygen, drugs, ventilators and beds in hospitals and fleecing by corporate health institutes force many who test positive for coronavirus to get treatment at home. With the number of persons opting for home quarantine going up, a caterer at Dabagardens in Visakhapatnam hit upon an idea of supplying food in tune with the diet recommended for the covid-hit, at their doorstep.
The caterer supplies breakfast, lunch and dinner at 7.30 a.m., 12 noon and 7.30 p. m. respectively.
Breakfast parcel contains idly, vada, ragimalt, and sprouts. Besides, boiled eggs are being supplied for non-vegetarians. Lunch and dinner packs consist of pulka, flavoured rice, white rice sambar rice, curd rice, curry and fry. Non-vegetarians get chicken curry additionally. For dinner, sweet and pickle are being added.
While the seven-day package costs Rs. 4,000 for non-vegetarians, it is Rs. 3,150 for vegetarians, for 14 days, it costs Rs. 8,000 for non-vegetarians and Rs. 6,000 for vegetarians.
As of now over 3,600 persons are getting treatment either at hospitals or at home in Visakhapatnam district.
Those in home quarantine are getting kits containing drugs from the government.