BENGALURU: Citizens, specially attendants of patients, have expressed outrage against the KC General Hospital in Malleswaram over its decision to demolish the Indira Canteen on the premises for the purpose of expanding the hospital.
The Indira Canteen mainly caters to students, labourers, and attendants of patients. But the management board of KC General Hospital has instructed the staff of Indira Canteen to vacate the space as they have decided to demolish it to expand the hospital. The management board has also told the staff that they have planned to make mobile canteens elsewhere near the hospital.
Citizens have expressed outrage against the plan to demolish the Indira Canteen on the KC General Hospital premises stating that it is in an open space and in a suitable location.
“The management has instructed us to vacate the Indira Canteen and they have asked us to shift to a small mobile canteen near the hospital gate. They have plans to expand the hospital. Once they clear the space, we will shift the canteen. It is very beneficial for patients”, said Nagaraj, a staffer at the Indira Canteen.
“They should not demolish the canteen as this is very beneficial to us. The food is good and it is cheap”, said Narayan, a regular customer.
“Many poor people benefit from this and breakfast is available for Rs 5 and lunch for Rs 10. Not only patients and their attendants, even labourers get food at reasonable price”, said Rajashekhar, another customer.
“We come to the hospital for treatment and the food at the Indira Canteen is very reasonable. It is very beneficial for the poor and we do not want them to demolish it. Some people cannot afford food if it costs Rs 50”, said Pushpa, another customer at the Indira Canteen.