The decision was taken by the Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC) after it found that people who observe fast have difficulty in finding food during the early morning hour.
Those who want the early breakfast are either asked to come to the restaurant or, if they have to be in a sterile zone due to the patient’s condition, the food is served in the rooms.
“We ensure the food served is of good quality, and non-Muslims are also welcome to ask for these meals,” Vivekanandhan told TOI.
Rihana, an attendant, says she had tried buying food the previous day, but it was getting spoilt. That was before she knew the hospital had this facility. “This is a real service to persons like us,” she said.