HYDERABAD: The popular Rs 5 Food Scheme will be launched at all Government Hospitals in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, GHMC mayor M Majid Hussain said.
Launching the food scheme at NIMS Hospital here on Sunday in the presence of C Ramachandra Reddy (MLA), GHMC commissioner, Somesh Kumar, the mayor said while providing better services to the citizen, GHMC is also providing Rs 5 food scheme to the poor people and no other civic body in the country is providing such a food scheme. The central government also appreciated the various innovative schemes launched by the GHMC for the benefit of the people. The mayor added that every rupee collected will be used for the developmental works and for providing basic amenities to the citizens and he appealed to the citizens to utilise the call centre to solve their grievances.
Ramchandra Reddy said GHMC is striving hard for the development of the city and appreciated the efforts made by the GHMC to the needs of the poor citizens. GHMC has allocated Rs 11 crore in the budget for the Rs 5 food scheme at 50 centres. So far the scheme is launched at 16 centres, providing food daily to 5,500 people and it will be launched at another 25 centres in a couple of weeks, Somesh Kumar said.
Night shelter to the patient’s attendants who come from different places will be provided at all government hospitals with beds, toilets and lockers facility.
Standing Committee approved the project and tenders will be called soon, commissioner added.