Mosque in Bhiwandi turns into makeshift COVID care facility, provides free oxygen and beds to patients
New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: India is known to represent the term ‘Unity in Diversity’, as the country is home to a number of cultures living together peacefully. While there are instances where you can witness hatred for others, there are also instances which prove from time to time that the support for each other is stronger than the hatred.
According to a Times of India report, in one of the many news of the humanitarian gesture, a mosque in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, has converted its halls into a makeshift COVID care facility. The mosque is even providing oxygen-supported beds to those patients who are waiting to get a bed in hospitals, and also to those with breathing problems.
According to the report, the Makkah Masjid in the Shanti Nagar area in Bhiwandi which is now a temporary COVID care facility so far has attended 113 patients irrespective of their religion which is a good sign among the Bhiwandi residents.
In Bhiwandi, the deadly COVID-19 has affected 1,332 residents, and there have been 88 deaths. Bhiwandi has a mortality rate of 5.3 per cent, which is among the highest in the country. The spike in coronavirus cases made local Jamaat-e-Islami turn their mosque into an oxygen center and temporary COVID care facility.
It is not the first time that India is witnessing such humanitarian gesture, many people are also providing whatever their means are allowing them to. From feeding street dogs to caring for the needy, the crisis has also in a way proved the world that humanity is still alive.
During the holy month of Ramadan 2020, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine also had provided sehri and iftar to around 500 Muslims quarantined at Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra.
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