राजेन्द्र आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, रांची
Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences
An Autonomous Institute under the Govt. of Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jharkhand
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The RIMS Hospitalhas a proper functioning kitchen to meet the nutritional demands of its patients. Operating from a separate building of its own, it is an essential part of our institute. Run by the RIMS administraion, it has a Dietician as the in-charge, a diet clerk next in command and 18 other staff including chefs and assistants who work in 3 shifts round the clock.

The kitchen is well equipped with utensils. The Deep freezers allow the storage of fruits and vegetables. The prime motto of our kitchen is to provide the patients with food that would suit their health status and meet hteir nutritional demands. Presently the kitchen prepares 3 types of diet viz. - mixed, diabetic and liquid. While the mixed diet is given to all patients, except the diabetic patients who are given a special diet to bed- ridden, postoperative, liver and kidney disease patients.

It caters to around 1500 patients everyday and a sum Rs 80/- is spent per patient per day. the basic diet includes rice, flour, pulses, fruits, vegetables, milk and egg in adequate quantities. The food varies from patient to patient, a proper diet chart is maintained as per the physician's advice. The hospital provides food free of cost to all its patients. The diet also includes non-vegetarian delights to seasonal fruits considering both taste and health of the patients. Special care is taken to maintain hygience and cleanliness. Surprise inspection is done on several occasions for the same. Wastage of food is avoided by giving extra to attendants or to the poor in and around the campus.