Bhubaneswar AIIMS introduces millets for patients

In order to provide patients the essential fibres they need to recover quickly, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar has introduced millets in the diets of patients admitted in it and students to provide healthy and nutritious food to the students and indoor patients. The initiative was introduced on the occasion of ‘Utkal Dibasa’ (Odisha Day) and G20 Jan Bhagidari (people’s participation) campaign, said the institute’s executive director Ashutosh Biswas said.

We are really enthusiastic to introduce millets in the diet of our patients and students. We are committed to provide the best care to our patients and this is one of the many steps we are taking in that direction,” Biswas said.

The students will get rich nutrients and minerals from millets, an ancient food which is locally available, and will take care of their weight problems and immunity, he added.

Drawing inspiration from the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call to make ‘Jan Bhagidari’ a strong element of India’s G20 Presidency, AIIMS Bhubaneswar has planned a series of programmes for the month. As a part of the noble campaign, AIIMS Bhubaneswar has introduced Millets in the diet of students and patients on “Utkal Dibasa”, informed Registrar of the Institute B B Mishra.

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