Srinagar, Mar 28: In wake of COVID-19 outbreak across J&K, management of Muslim Welfare Society (MWS) Bemina on Friday handed over 10 lac rupee cheque to Deputy Commissioner Srinagar for getting necessary medical equipments required to treat Corona Virus patients.
Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), officials of MWS said as the situation is going bad to worse every day, they decided to assist administration in tough times so that lives of common people could be saved.
“In this regard a cheque of rupees ten lacs was handed over to Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary by MWS Chairman to get required medical equipments needed to combat the deadly virus.
“Due to precautionary restrictions imposed by authorities for the wellbeing of community, MSW was unable to come out for the rescue of people of its own as there is already restriction on mass gathering”, an official of the institution said.
He said, “After thorough deliberation and taking the current situation into account, it was decided that MSW will assist and provide full cooperation to administration while dealing COVID-19 pandemic”.
He added that the said effort is not first of its kind but organization had done tremendous work in past also during natural calamities including 2014 floods.
“During the meeting with DC Srinagar, MSW also offered its structures for quarantine purpose in wake of growing number of suspects in Valley but authorities assured they will first visit of the institution and then further course of action will be taken”, official said.
He further added rations kits containing rice, spices, tea, soap, edible oil etc are being prepared and will be given to needy people with the assistance of administration with taking all precautionary measures into account. (KNS)