On simple humanitarian ground, Madurai’s Meenakshi Mission Hospital feeds 3 a.m Ramadan fast holders


Madura’s Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre has taken the most humble initiative for its Muslim attendees. The hospital staff is now making sure that the people following Ramadan fasts are provided with special meals at 3 am with which they can break their fasts. It was some years back when this generously humanitarian process started.

For all the Muslims, the month of Eid is of utmost importance and seeing their pious faith; the hospital management went ahead and took these helping steps towards them. Quran exempts patients to follow these strict fasts but still there are many who try their best to participate in this annual holy celebration. Seeing the high spirited Muslim patients, the hospital staffs keeps track of the holy timings and provide meals to them.

Vivekanandhan, the senior manager of catering at MMHRC, said, “We give them dates, which help to balance the acidity in their stomach after the long fast, and then the meals, which would include one non-vegetarian dish, fruits and juice. We ensure the food served is of good quality, and non-Muslims are also welcome to ask for these meals.”

Not just the hospital attendees of Madura’s Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre but people from outside also come to the restaurant for the early morning meals, and they are charged Rs 150 for food and the service.