While the word quarantine sounds super serious and can conjure a terrifying image in your head, patients undergoing quarantine across various isolation facilities in the country are enjoying good and healthy meals as part of their treatment process and are even praising the authorities for the healthy food options provided.
What Is On The Menu?
Social media is rife from all the healthy meals posted by those under quarantine. The menu consists of healthy food options like dosa, sambar, bananas, oranges, eggs and tea.
At Kalamassery Government hospital in Kerala, the coronavirus patients were provided oranges, dosa, sambar and packaged water for breakfast.
Breakfast provided at #Coronavirus isolation wards in #Kerala
A pic came from Kalamassery Govt hospital! Proud of you guys❤️ I was reading about the situation in Delhi and Maharashtra. Now this pic made my day! pic.twitter.com/pI936iWtMR
— Nithin Mathew (@nithinmathew123) March 17, 2020
Whereas at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) in Bangalore, the menu was as follows:
Breakfast- Variety of items like idli, pongal, Bisibele bath, Avalakki bath, rava idli and bread
Lunch- 2 eggs, ragi ball, rice, mixed veg curry, curd and fruits
Dinner- rice, 2 chappatis, veg. pallya and mixed vegetable sambar
This is a picture of the food Rajiv Gandhi Institue of Chest Diseases (RGICD) is giving Covid-19 positive patients. Ragi balls, rice, curry, eggs, curd and a banana for their afternoon meals. #Bengaluru @BangaloreMirror #RGICD #COVID19Bangalore #Coronafighters @mla_sudhakar pic.twitter.com/KagLCpyHIk
— Kumaran P (@kumaranp_Mirror) March 17, 2020
Is There Any Diet That One Must Follow To Prevent The Coronavirus?
While maintaining social distancing and following basic hygiene practices are the core things one must focus on, consuming a healthy well-balanced meal is extremely important too. According to The Association of UK Dieticians, no specific food can boost your immune system or protect you from getting the infection, but including a wide variety of healthy foods to help maintain a balanced diet is important.
While the hospitals and authorities are making sure that the patients are being treated well, it is important to note that those undergoing isolation are reeling from unnecessary social stigmatization. The government during such times must take maximum steps to ensure create awareness among citizens.
The novel coronavirus cases in the country are constantly on the spike, with the number standing at a fearful 148. The pandemic has infected 1,84,000 people globally and continues to do so as we speak.