Famed powerlifter does his bit to provide dignified burial for COVID victims


Bengaluru, July 24

For somebody who has lifted 295 kg with out break a lot sweat, famed powerlifter Mohammed Azmathulla feels the ache of carrying the our bodies of COVID-19 victims, as he goes about giving a dignified burial to them.

“The pain I experience while carrying the body of someone who has died due to coronavirus can’t be explained,” the champion powerlifter mentioned.

As coronavirus now carries a stigma borne out of public concern, many individuals keep away from touching victims’ our bodies, protest in opposition to their cremation or burial within the neighborhood and have a look at the family members of the deceased with concern.

Azmathulla, fondly known as Azmat, has taken up the duty of giving a dignified burial to coronavirus victims and has related himself with the Mercy Mission for the aim.

A programme supervisor in DXC Technology, an IT agency, Azmat works for 5 days and reserves the weekends for this social trigger.

He mentioned he has rostered himself for this work on Saturdays and Sundays.

“I was part of the drive for relief work during the lockdown and when I saw people dying in huge numbers in July, I decided to associate myself with the Mercy Mission,” Azmat instructed PTI.

The problem these at Mercy Mission face is that the final rites is a time-consuming course of, proper from the procedures concerned on the hospital and at burial grounds.

Besides, volunteers additionally should confront protests, which additional delays the process.

The deaths because of COVID are rising however that has not scared the powerlifter.

“Death is certain, so there is no need to be bothered much about it. But I do take the utmost precautions, which is multi-layered because I too have a family,” Azmat mentioned.

About coronavirus, he mentioned virtually 90 per cent of those that died as a result of pandemic and people he had buried had been those that had by no means ventured out of their homes.

“If you have to get the disease, you will certainly get it even if you have caged yourself in the house. I have seen young people in their twenties without any comorbidities dying of coronavirus and also seen elderly people with comorbidities escaping from it. It’s a very tricky disease,” Azmat added. PTI



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