Coronavirus Impact: Shortage of Land - Says Imam, COVID-19 Delhi Qabristan

Coronavirus Impact: Shortage of Land - Says Imam, COVID-19 Delhi Qabristan

Coronavirus Impact: Shortage of Land - Says Imam, COVID-19 Delhi Qabristan

 

The three acres graveyard in Delhi for Muslims COVID-19 patients located near Income Tax Office is almost over 75% full.

 

This is a huge matter of concern for the Qabristan committee of the area, the graveyard can accommodate 100 more bodies. The rate of burials taking place every day which is about 10-12 if this continues like this, the graveyard will be full by the week. 

 

“We do not have space to expand this graveyard further. It is the responsibility of the Delhi government to provide us more space/land to bury COVID bodies. We have written to the Delhi government several times.”

Shami Mohammed Khan, Member, Qabristan Committee.

 

Mohammad Shami Khan has not received any response from the government on this matter. The Qabristan caretaker Mohammad Shami Khan has confirmed that 10-12 bodies are buried there every day. The maximum number of bodies come from government hospitals added Shami Khan naming - Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital (LNJP), Safdarjung hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, and AIIMS hospital.

 

The families of the departed are allowed to do few prayers at the graveyard before the burial. They added in a report of The Quint. 

The family members are not allowed to touch the body without protective gear. 

 

Graveyard Manager said in a report that they face difficulties in making people follow social distancing because there are no police officials here. We do not have enough PPE kits and are not provided by the government. 

 

The caretaker and manager Wasim and Shameen are tested for coronavirus every month. 

They wish the number of people dying of coronavirus decreases every day now.

 

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