Hyderabad: Keeping in view of the safety of people attending funerals, the Old City Youth Welfare Society, in coordination with Qayam Welfare Society, started providing free PPE kits and masks to those attending funerals.
Maulana Ali Hyder of Qayam Welfare Society said people who do ‘ghusal-e-maiyat’ (cleansing the body) are also being given PPE kits so that they do not contract the coronavirus.
“In instances where death is due to Covid-19, the government is taking care of the burial. In other cases, where there is suspicion, people are performing the burials without taking precautions and there is the scope of those cleaning the body contracting the virus. As a safety measure, we are providing them PPE kits free of cost,” said Ali Hyder, adding that they had purchased around 200 PPE kits with more to be sourced soon. This apart, the society is providing masks to the people visiting graveyards.
“It is like a ‘No Mask – No entry’ rule in the burial ground. Understanding the sentiment of mourners, we will be providing them with a free mask at the burial ground,” said Mir Sarfaraz Ali of Old City Youth Welfare Society.
The initiative is as of now being taken up at burial grounds of the Shia community at Daira Mir Momin, Masjid–e-Ali-Tank Bund and a few other burial grounds in the city. “We will coordinate and take it up at other burial grounds also,” Sarfaraz Ali said.
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