Engineering Student From Hyderabad Serves Home-Cooked Food For Free Of Cost To COVID-19 Patients In Home Quarantine

Engineering Student From Hyderabad Serves Home-Cooked Food For Free Of Cost To COVID-19 Patients In Home Quarantine

With an intention to serve food for free to the needy, a second-year B.Tech student from Hyderabad started her 'Ashirwad food service' on May 17 this year
Belonging to a family of 27 doctors, Sneha Srirampur said she began the initiative with her friends and charged nominal charges for foodBelonging to a family of 27 doctors, Sneha Srirampur said she began the initiative with her friends and charged nominal charges for food
Highlights
  • Sneha Srirampur has delivered 400 plates of food so far
  • Ms Srirampur was inspired by the frontline workers
  • I wanted to do something for those in need: Ms Srirampur

Hyderabad: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a second-year B.Tech student from Hyderabad is serving home-cooked food to COVID-19 patients in home quarantine at their doorsteps in the city. Belonging to a family of 27 doctors, Sneha Srirampur said she began the initiative with her friends and charged nominal charges for food. But with an intention to serve food for free, she started her ‘Ashirwad food service’ along with her family on May 17 this year. She said that she has delivered 400 plates of food so far.

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Explaining about her inspiration, Sneha told ANI,

Doctors are the ones who stand in the frontline to save the lives of people, even setting aside their families for service. Especially during this pandemic, it’s not just doctors who have worked day in and day out, but also the police officers, the municipality workers, and all the frontline workers. All these people made sure that the people are safe. These people have inspired me to do something for those who are suffering during this pandemic.

She said that her friends and family members promoted the free food service on social media platforms. In order to run the free food service, Sneha pointed out that her family members have also provided her financial help.

She mentioned funds which she received from several people, especially doctors who stay abroad. She has been getting the support of various NGOs and online food delivery platforms to help her with the delivery.

Food delivery that takes place through various NGOs are fully free of cost and when the food is being delivered by online food delivery platforms, it is just charged nominally with just the delivery charge, she said adding that the delivery charges thus collected are used to feed the poor and needy outside various hospitals and footpaths on weekends.

She also distributes food to police officers who were posted at various check posts in the city. Triveni, the mother of Sneha said that she is very proud of her daughter along with her brothers who have stepped forward to help others and promised support to all her endeavors to serve humanity.

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World

19,66,15,634Cases
6,33,31,644Active
12,90,85,240Recovered
41,98,750Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,66,15,634 and 41,98,750 have died; 6,33,31,644 are active cases and 12,90,85,240 have recovered as on July 30, 2021 at 4:07 am.

India

3,15,72,344 44,230Cases
4,05,155 1,315Active
3,07,43,972 42,360Recovered
4,23,217 555Deaths
In India, there are 3,15,72,344 confirmed cases including 4,23,217 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,05,155 and 3,07,43,972 have recovered as on July 30, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

62,90,156 7,242

81,933 3,980

60,75,888 11,032

1,32,335 190

Kerala

33,49,365 22,064

1,55,327 5,287

31,77,453 16,649

16,585 128

Karnataka

29,01,247 2,052

23,277 685

28,41,479 1,332

36,491 35

Tamil Nadu

25,55,664 1,859

21,207 314

25,00,434 2,145

34,023 28

Andhra Pradesh

19,62,049 2,107

21,279 280

19,27,438 1,807

13,332 20

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,373 60

784 16

16,84,834 44

22,755

West Bengal

15,26,539 766

11,300 70

14,97,116 822

18,123 14

Delhi

14,36,144 51

554 19

14,10,541 70

25,049

Chhattisgarh

10,01,781 130

2,086 140

9,86,175 270

13,520

Odisha

9,74,132 1,615

15,276 489

9,53,088 2,039

5,768 65

Rajasthan

9,53,622 17

259 9

9,44,410 26

8,953

Gujarat

8,24,829 27

268 6

8,14,485 33

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,796 18

130 0

7,81,153 18

10,513

Haryana

7,69,858 30

712 10

7,59,516 17

9,630 3

Bihar

7,24,719 46

481 1

7,14,596 42

9,642 3

Telangana

6,43,716 623

9,188 126

6,30,732 746

3,796 3

Punjab

5,99,005 58

553 6

5,82,162 60

16,290 4

Assam

5,64,030 1,299

14,114 385

5,44,695 1,664

5,221 20

Jharkhand

3,47,105 56

259 22

3,41,720 34

5,126

Uttarakhand

3,41,982 48

669 3

3,33,952 51

7,361

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,207 181

1,144 5

3,15,686 175

4,377 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,05,728 229

1,098 145

2,01,110 84

3,520

Goa

1,70,900 90

1,077 5

1,66,679 93

3,144 2

Puducherry

1,20,725 98

972 49

1,17,961 49

1,792

Manipur

96,824 1,000

10,895 27

84,408 1,016

1,521 11

Tripura

78,059 271

3,640 221

73,665 488

754 4

Meghalaya

63,745 731

5,750 294

56,933 423

1,062 14

Chandigarh

61,948 5

37 1

61,102 4

809

Arunachal Pradesh

47,477 335

4,252 49

43,000 383

225 1

Mizoram

37,171 764

11,862 252

25,168 511

141 1

Nagaland

27,653 67

1,299 51

25,798 114

556 4

Sikkim

26,132 276

3,297 180

22,498 92

337 4

Ladakh

20,324 4

60 4

20,057 8

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,643 1

36 5

10,603 6

4

Lakshadweep

10,162 7

70 6

10,042 13

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,534 3

10 3

7,395

129

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