Writer raises issue of lack of food at Covid-19 patient hospital, Aaditya Thackeray intervenes

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra minister had to intervene after a screenwriter brought his attention to a city that had run out of food to serve its patients.

Screenwriter Vishal Kapoor went to Twitter and said that the cook at the Sanjeevani Hospital in Malad, where his uncle was admitted after his diagnosis, had left and therefore the patients had no food to eat.

URGENT: My uncle, tested Covid +, is in the ICU of the Sanjeevani Malad East Hospital. We were informed that the hospital cook has left and that patients have received no food since yesterday. Call for urgent help @CMOMaharashtra @AUThackeray (sic), he tweeted.

Taking note of the tweet, Thackeray tagged Shiv Sena corporation Amey Ghole and asked him to investigate the matter.

In a follow-up tweet, Kapoor, whose writing credits include horror marathi Lapachhapi and the television series Bombers, said the hospital is hosting food from a nearby restaurant for patients.

Ghole said he had spoken to the hospital and learned that there was a problem with the internal facilities, but they have now made alternative arrangements for it.

Thank you all. I appreciate the prompt response and support @AUThackeray @AmeyGhole @CMOMaharashtra, Kapoor said.