In a country with a population of billions, there are numerous people who cannot afford healthcare or even meals twice a day. Government is taking steps to aid the underprivileged by providing various schemes in housing, food, and healthcare.
The Tamil Nadu government has also set up several healthcare units that assure free medical checkups and treatmentBut food and accommodation at such camps are aspects BPL families must manage by themselves.
So, in order to help them, a couple from Tamil Nadu has been providing meals at just Re 1 to the patients and their relatives at Erode hospital for a decade, reports TNIE.
At the beginning of the day, they hand out 60-70 tokens to the people coming to the hospital. The patients are accordingly provided with breakfast, lunch or
The couple spends about Rs 1,500 – 2,000 on the resources daily. Apart from food, they also give away blankets, toiletries, plates, and footwear to the patients who can’t afford it during winter.
V Venkatraman has also earned an award for his efforts. He was named ‘The Weekend Leader, Person of the Year’ in 2011. The couple is certainly an inspiration for many and deserves many more awards for their commendable service.