Masjid in Hyderabad offers part of premises for isolation centre

By   |  Published: 13th May 2021  12:18 am

Hyderabad: As the Covid cases continue to surge, the Masjide Muhammadi in Rajendranagar has decided to open its premises for running an isolation centre. The school building of the Masjid is being modified into quarantine centre equipped with beds, oxygen facility, pulse oximeters and others. The spacious structure which can accommodate 40 persons is expected to go operational by May 20.

The DMHO has given its nod for the isolation centre of the Masjide Muhammadi situated near Pillar No 305 in Attapur. The Masjid committee has handed over the Islamic Guidance School (IGS) premises to the Helping Hand Foundation (HHF) for a period of six months on the condition that those availing the isolation facility should not be charged anything. The Rotary Trust and Support for Educational and Economic Development (SEED) are helping in the setting up of the facility which is expected to cost about Rs 65 lakh.

“We have placed orders for oxygen fitted beds and other medical equipment. Right now, the 20-room school premises is being modified to suit the requirements of the isolation centre. As soon as it is ready we will open the facility”, said HHF Trustee, Mujtaba Hasan Askari.

This is perhaps the first such religious institution in the city to come forward to provide relief to the Covid patients. The HHF, which is managing the isolation centre, has put in place triaging, doctors, nurses, paramedics and bedside givers. In all a 50-member staff is appointed to man the facility. This apart, arrangement is made for round-the-clock ambulances and referral services to higher centres. Covid patients can also avail services of a physiotherapist and partake of nutritional diet.

However, this isolation centre will admit only mild to moderate cases as it doesn’t have sophisticated equipment to look after critical patients. “People who don’t have facilities for isolation in their houses can avail the facility here free of cost”, said Mr. Askari.


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