COVID-19: Rambagh Golf Club donates food packages

JAIPUR: the oldest golf club in Rajasthan - Rambagh Golf Club - is donating food packages for health workers in SMS Hospital daily. In addition to this, the club established in 1944 is ready to donate a respirator worth Rs 8 lakh to the hospital in support of the fight against COVID-19 TOI has learned.

“We are donating 130 lunches/dinners daily for doctors and other medical staff of SMS Hospital . As you are aware, health workers don’t carry food to the hospital due to chances of contamination by the deadly coronavirus, they are dependent on other bodies. We are fortunate to have this opportunity to help them in this hour of need. Thankfully, our food is being much appreciated by the medical staff, especially doctors, who had to face much difficulty in the first month of the emergency shutdown . We began with 100 packets but the demand rose due to the quality of food. The club is shut but we have opened the kitchen only to help the health workers with less than half the working capacity due to the emergency shutdown . We change the menu each day — from lachcha paratha/dal makhni, pulav/kadhi/paneer subji to pav bhaji etc. to keep the staff happy,” informed Rambagh Golf Club captain Yogendra Shekhawat .

Many club members are also contributing wholeheartedly to this initiative.

“We have got around 2000 members. They are so forthcoming that they are contributing Rs 500 towards preparation of these food packets. Some members have chosen to contribute on their own. The club after receiving feedback from members has decided to donate a ventilator worth Rs 7-8 lakh to SMS Hospital . We had contacted various companies and after receiving quotation finalised a ventialtor from Maquet comapny. One of our members has happily chosen to contribute Rs 35,000 for the ventilator. We are awaiting delivery of the machine,” Shekhawat added.

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With the third phase of emergency shutdown ending on May 17, Shekhawat hopes sports facilities in the state are allowed to reopen by the Ashok Gehlot government.