The dispensary at Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore at R. K. Mutt Road is open in the morning to distribute medicines to all those who need it.
Swami Dharmistananda, who is in charge of this operation says, “The dispensary is open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. everyday. Doctors are here for consultation though not many people are dropping in now. We don’t have too many specialists as a result of the lockdown but the doctors here make a preliminary evaluation and direct the patients to government hospitals if needed”.
He continues, “Several economically challenged people who are diabetics and who have been seeing the doctors here for several years have also been dropping in to collect their medicines”.
The Math, he says, has been providing breakfast to about 100 sanitary workers everyday. “The Math has also been providing food to the people at the shelter at Karaneeswarar Pagoda Street and at other places in the R. A. Puram area too”.