Ranchi, June 28, 2010: Three community kitchens were inaugurated today at RIMS for the use of family members of poor patients admitted at the hospital.
This is the first time such kitchens have been commissioned in Eastern India, where people can get LPG on payment of Rs 2 for every 15 minutes of its use. Users will not have to bring their own oven, as it is being provided free of cost with LPG.
Each kitchen is equipped with six ovens and thus a total of 18 families can use the kitchens at a given time to prepare food. The kitchens are under the supervision of an Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) personnel.
Deputy commissioner K.K. Soan said such kitchens will soon be opened at Sadar Hospital and Doranda Hospital.
"Use of community kitchens will save time, money and energy ," he said.
"In current financial year oil companies of the country have proposed to set up 100 community kitchens in the Jharkhand as part of their corporate social responsibility. The RIMS kitchens are three of them," B.B. Choudhary, General Manager of IOCL said.
People will, however, first have to learn how to operate the cooking units.source:telegraphindia.com