– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: Fifty per cent of the 1500 health care assistants belonging to the minority communities, are girls who are working shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts in assisting in treatment and well-being of Corona patients. These health care workers, who were trained under skill development programme of Minority Affairs Ministry, are helping in treatment of Corona patients in various hospitals and health care centres across the country.
“The Ministry is providing one-year training to Health Care Assistants through various health organisations and reputed hospitals of the country. This year, more than 2000 other Health Care Assistants will be trained,” Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here today and underlined the fact that people belonging to Minority communities were equally contributing in the fight against COVID-19 along with all the people of the society.
Naqvi pointed out that while different waqf boards across the country had contributed Rs 51 crore in PM and CM relief funds for Corona pandemic with the support of various religious, social and educational organisations, these waqf boards were also distributing food and other essential commodities among the needy.
Moreover, he said, 16 Haj Houses across the country had been given to state governments for quarantine and isolation facilities for Corona affected people. “Various state governments are utilising the facilities at these Haj Houses according to their needs,” the minister said, adding that quarantine and isolation facilities were also arranged at Khwaja Model School and KayadVishramsthali at Ajmer Sharif Dargah for Corona affected people. “More than 4500 Jayarin belonging to all religions from across the country were provided food, accommodation and health facilities during lockdown by Dargah Committee, Dargah Khadims and Sajjada-nashin. “The Dargah Committee and its other associated organisations provided facilities worth about Rs 1 crore which also included arrangements to send the people back to their states,” he informed.
The Aligarh Muslim University too has contributed Rs 1.40 crore in “PM-CARES” fund and the AMU Medical College has also arranged 100 beds for treatment of Corona patients. “AMU has also arranged Corona tests, more than 9000 tests have been done till now,” Naqvi said.
Shri Naqvi informed that his ministry will soon launch “JaanBhi, Jahan Bhi” awareness campaign to make the people aware of social distancing and other guidelines for safety from Corona.[the_ad_placement id=”sidebar-feed”]