Delhi is reeling from the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak. The hospitals are seeing an influx of new patients every day. Amid the chaos, Daalchini, one of India’s first 24/7 snacking destinations that offer delectable and healthy home food to corporate professionals, is expanding its ambit to hospitals.
Daalchini’s contactless, smart vending machines will be deployed at the city’s key hospitals, including Fortis, Max, Apollo, Dharamshila, Kailash, and Delhi Cancer Hospital. With this development, Daalchini will allow frontline workers, patients, and visiting families access to healthy meals in a safe, contactless manner. Considering the current situation and the dire need for maintaining social distancing, hospitals are increasingly turning to AI, Robotics, and other smart technologies within their premises.
Prerna Kalra, founder of Daalchini, said, “From water to a quick snack while waiting for your loved one at the hospital, we aim to fulfill on-the-go food and beverage needs in a 100% contactless and affordable way through vending machines and smart fridges. With more than 43000 private hospitals and 25000 public hospitals in India, the demand is already high and further increasing, especially in current challenging times.”
Serving 6-meals-a-day through its IoT-led ‘phygital’ vending machines, Daalchini allows individuals to meet their daily nutrition while at the hospital. Seeing the incremental demand, Daalchini is refilling its machines 3-4 times a day across all the hospitals.