Burial & Funeral Project on Covid-19 Corona Pandemic 2020-2021
MASTUL Foundation and its brave volunteers perform the last rights of the dearly departed who were infected with the Coronavirus. We also perform the same service for those who can afford a funeral.
The pandemic has spread fear among the masses. There are a lot of rumors and superstitions about the burial of people who died of the Coronavirus. Scared people do not realize that leaving dead bodies is more hazardous than a proper funeral and burial of an infected person. They refuse to perform the last rights of the corona victims.
MASTUL Foundation and its brave volunteers perform the last rights of the dearly departed who were infected with the Coronavirus. We also perform the same service for those who can afford a funeral. The pandemic has spread fear among the masses. There are a lot of rumors and superstitions about the burial of people who died of the Coronavirus. Scared people do not realize that leaving dead bodies is more hazardous than a proper funeral and burial of an infected person. They refuse to perform the last rights of the corona victims.
Once we hear about someone who has passed away as a result of Coronavirus, we send over our volunteers in an ambulance that our loving supporters have given us. All volunteers take the proper safety measures like wearing PPE. They are always extra careful as they have families to protect. Once the last rights are performed upholding religious sanctity, the ambulance and the burial site are disinfected. If not for the brave volunteers of MASTUL, Muslim families would not be able to move on, and they would feel wronged deep down inside.
Why Is The Funeral Project Important?
Corona is a virus that spreads rapidly. And it does not take long for a person to die as a result of the Corona infection. The scary thing is that the dead body of a person who died from Corona can infect others. As a result, fear and paranoia have spread among the people of Bangladesh. Many refuse to perform the last rights of corona victims as it entails coming in contact with a potentially infectious source of the Covid-19 virus. There have been many cases where dead bodies were left out in the open on the streets. It shows the reluctance to handle the bodies of Corona victims even if it is a family member.
There is no reason to be scared of organizing funerals for corona victims if all the right safety measures are observed. It is the right thing to do not only to comply with religion but also with safety standards. The proper burial of a person gets rid of all chances of any disease spreading.
Services We Provided For Free
MANAGEMENT OF DEAD BODIES
People are scared to handle the bodies of Corona victims as they do not want to get infected. As a result, the need for dead body management is at its peak. The volunteers of the MASTUL Foundation take all the necessary safety measures while handling bodies that require burial.
AMBULANCE SUPPORT FOR CORONA PATIENTS
There have been many cases where corona patients have been refused service. But they are people too, and they have the right to proper health care. MASTUL foundation is not afraid of upholding the rights of a brother or sister in need.
RELIGIOUS FUNERAL SERVICES
Once a person dies, steps are taken to console the deceased’s family spiritually. Loved once come together and pray for the dearly departed. Upholding these religious norms is very important to the family. So we provide religious funerals regardless of the pandemic and all the people who are against funerals out of fear of corona.
RELIGIOUS FUNERALS FOR UNCLAIMED CORPSES
Sometimes families do not even come forth to claim bodies of corona victims. However, leaving these bodies exposed and unburied poses a greater threat of spreading disease than a safe burial. For this reason, we not only bury unclaimed corpses but also perform religious funerals. After all, everyone deserves a prayer and moment of silence regardless of what the person was like or what religion they belonged to.
FREE AMBULANCE SERVICE FOR THE POOR
MASTUL Foundation started the funeral project as a reaction to the Corona pandemic. However, we cannot help but notice the countless families who cannot afford a proper funeral for their loved ones. For this reason, we offer our free ambulance service to poor people who lost someone close to their hearts.
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