Rajiv Gandhi govt hospital gets new kitchen equipments

By NT Bureau Published on Sep 15, 2018 02:16 PM IST

Chennai: In a move to increase the productivity of the diets supplied, the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) has introduced a new instant mixer grinder, mixie and a cooler to store eggs.

The facilities were inaugurated by Madras Medical College and RGGGH dean Dr R Jayanthi on Friday.

The hospital has been providing eight types of diets since 2010 which includes standard diet for adults, standard Indian diet for children, milk and bread diet, acute special diet, high protein diet, renal diet, radium and chemotherapy diet and non-communicable disease diet.

"Approximately 1,800 eggs, 450 kgs bread, 900 litres milk, 60-70 kgs greens, 175 kg vegetables and fruits are used to prepare the diet," said RGGH dietitian Dr T Sujatha.

Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital dean Dr R Jayanthi inaugurating news facilities in the hospital kitchen in Chennai on Friday.

On an average, around 1,900-2,000 number of diets are being catered to the kitchen wing of the hospital which is headed by a dietitian and assisted by social workers and students apart from the existing cooks.

Speaking to 'News Today' about the latest additional instruments, Dr Jayanthi said, "The mixie has a capacity to grind 10 kg capacity, cooler to store 2,000 eggs and a grinder which can instantly grind around 70 kg of batter at a time."