Srinagar, Aug 14: People in the Kashmir valley formed committee to provide relief material to the needy and supply essentials to hospitals owing to acute shortage of vegetables and other articles due to strike, protests and curfew.
Sources in the SMHS hospital here said more than 30 quintals of rice, pulses, vegetables, oil and other essentials were donated by the people for patients and their attendants.
We received rice, vegetables and oil from Anantnag, Pulwama, Badgam, Ganderbal and other districts, sources said, adding a number of cooks have offered free service to cook food for patients and their attendants.
Relatives of the patients in the hospital could not bring food for them because of the disturbed situation, they said, adding local people also donated food items for them.
About 60 trucks and other vehicles which had come from different parts of the rural areas were seen distributing vegetables and other essentials among the people at different places irrespective of their religion and free of cost.
Labourers from Bihar and other workers, still working in the valley, were also given free of cost essentials at different areas in the city and outskirts.
Similarly, people of Sonawar and Yatoo Showpora had been arranging food and other essentials for the patients and their attendants of G B Panth hospital at high security Batwara area for the past four days.
Reports of similar arrangements being made by the people in other hospitals in the valley.