Legislator applauds Roti Bank’s humanitarian initiatives
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Feb 17: Baharagora MLA Samir Mahanty, in his observation as the chief guest during Roti Bank Charitable Trust’s food distribution, observed, “The dedication towards humanity as shown by Roti Bank through five years of unstinted work in the delicate fields of food provision, children’s literacy and women’s income generating training designed to cater to the requirements of economic bottom liners is laudable and is an example for other similar institutions to abide by.” Samir Mahanty also gave a hand in distributing food to MGM Hospital patients and their attendants.
It may be mentioned here that the Roti Bank has been functioning at the MGM Hospital since five years. The Roti Bank also runs a library for students from the financially weak communities and a women’s professional training centre to ensure economic independence for them are reflections of delicate human touch.
Taking a jibe at the former governments, the Baharagora legislator said, “The earlier governments had put the status of MGM Hospital in a coma. I will meet the Health Minister and urge him to increase the fund quotas for food and medicines for patients. The government health care units in West Bengal, Odisha and other states are much better off in Jharkhand, the condition, even if mildly put, is pathetic. The Hemant Soren government is serious about redeeming this sorry status of health services in the state. In fact, work towards making MGM a model hospital has already started. The state’s health department is in capable hands and soon the makeover will be noticed.”
Central committee president of Roti Bank Charitable Trust, Manoj Mishra informed that MGM Hospital had been allocated Rs 50 per day per patient out of which patients are provided meals thrice a day. Manoj requested Samir Mahanty to ensure this daily allowance which was too meager, be raised at par with RIMS. Mishra stressed that the revised allowances should include food and medical allowances to serve the patients’ well being and health requirements. The Roti Bank provides free food daily to patients and their attendants.
Those present on the occasion included Renu Singh, Salavat Mahto, Nirmala Sharma, Minu Sinha, Kunal Patel, Ramesh Bhai Patel, Naina Patel, Umesh Gupta, Manav Roy Chowdhury, Gurmukh Singh, Kishore Verma, Anima Das, Debasish Das and Kritibas Behra.