Supporting Our Amazing Key Workers
Praveen Kumar is proud to say we have been active in supporting our local key workers here in Perth, Scotland. We owe them all a great debt for the challenging times they are going through, with COVID-19 putting such a strain on resources across the country. With busy shifts and little respite becoming the norm, our delicious ready made Indian meals really do tick all the boxes. We are doing our bit to support our key workers by supplying meals to local hospital staff, free of charge, so that they can enjoy a hot, tasty meal at the end of their shift.
Loving the curries in the Doctor’s mess this weekend. Thanks to Praveen and Tabla Restaurant!Dr Duncan Sanderson, Perth Royal Infirmary
Last week, our founders Praveen and Swarna Kumar (pictured) delivered a selection of our delicious frozen Indian meals to the Perth Royal Infirmary. The meals, which include vegan, gluten free and dairy free options, are now stored in a freezer in the Doctors Mess, where any of our key workers can help themselves to a meal and reheat it in the mess microwave. When they run out, they will be topped up free of charge.
We are looking to do a similar scheme at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, but we have encountered a few logistical difficulties – we hope to have it running by the end of this week. After that, we will look to other key worker locations across Tayside and Fife who may be able to benefit from this.
Praveen and Swarna delivered the first batch of meals to Perth Royal Infirmary. The meals were handed to key workers outside the main entrance, so they could be taken inside safely without breaching social distancing measures. Praveen says:
“We are proud to do our part in supporting our local key workers – the least we can do is ensure they have a tasty meal at the end of their long shifts, and who doesn’t love a curry! We’ve given them plenty of options to pick from so they don’t get bored, and everyone can join in – vegan, gluten free and dairy free options are available. It’s great that we can help out, and we’re glad that they are being enjoyed.”
“We of course wish we could provide this for all key workers and are working on supplying other key sites where our donations will be most effective. Their order will be delivered frozen via next-day delivery, and can be left at the door so no-one needs to be in to collect.”
They have been gratefully received by the hospital staff, and we have had some lovely feedback.
Junior Doctors Duncan Sanderson (pictured, right) and Jeremy Wong (pictured, left) sent us a photo of them enjoying our curries whilst at work.
Seriously I can’t thank you enough for the generous donation of food at PRI, amazing!
Dr Jeremy Wong, Perth Royal Infirmary
Thank you to Duncan Sanderson for providing the photos, which have been reproduced with his permission.