Masjid Trust forms special team to guide Mumbai cemeteries on burial process of Covid-19 victims

Updated: Apr 10, 2020, 16:30 IST | Samiullah Khan |

Team comprising 25 to 30 members to help and train the trustees of various Muslim cemeteries in Mumbai on burial procedures for Covid-19 victims

This image has been used for representational purpose only. Photo: AFP
This image has been used for representational purpose only. Photo: AFP

Mumbai:  Guardian minister Aslam Shaikh joined hands with  Juma Masjid Trust in co-ordination with other trustees including the Mahin Dargah Masjid trust, Raza Academy to form a special team to help with the burial process of Covid-19 victims in Mumbai city.

A meeting was conducted by the Trust, which was attended by members and trustees of various Masjids and Dargahs in the city. Several politicians including Shaikh was also presented in the meeting that. The attendees discussed about the guidelines of the burial process of people who die of COVID-19 infection.

It was decided that a special team of 25 to 30 people would be formed to help and train the trustees of cemeteries on burial procedures. The workers involved in burials will also be provided with free kits, as per the standard operating procedure of the World Health Organisation guidelines and the health departments, said Shoeb Khateeb the Chairman of Juma Masjid trust. Even the relatives of the deceased will be provided with necessary kit as per safety standards, he added.

The 'Bada Kabarastan' situated in Marine Line has made arrangement for 700 graves for burials of the COVID-19 victims. Arrangements for burial of COVID-19 victims in Mumbai have been provided at cemeteries situated at LBS Marg Kurla, Mahim, Vorsova and Goregaon east.

If the trustees of other cemeteries want, our people will go there provide all the necessary kits also trend them how to take precaution during the burial, how toused the kits, buried the dead body and how to sanitized the grave before and after required for the burial of COVID death persons, said Sabir Nirban one of the member.

Shaikh said that all who required help for burial could contact the following numbers

Sabir Nirban
9821030829

Shoaib Khateeb
9833708378/
9833423342

Irfan Shaikh
09892272585Aslam Shaikh, speaking with Mid-day, said the team would take care of moving the bodies from the hospital to the nearest burial ground. The government has issued a notification to the concerned authorities and the commissioners.  Special passes were provided to the team members and the burial would be performed following the guidelines of World Health Organization and the state health department. The necessary kits required in the process will be provided to them for free.

The team would take care of moving the bodies from the hospital to the nearest burial ground. The government has issues a notification to the concern authorities and the commissioners.  Special passes were provided to the team members and the burial would performed following the guidelines of World Health Organization and the state health department. The necessary kits required in the process will be provide to them for free.

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