In an attempt to combat the Covid-19 crisis, a Madrasa was converted to a Covid care centre in the Boregaon village of Belagavi district, Karnataka. It was possible due to a collective effort by the administrators and the village community.
The patients who are suffering from Covid-19 are treated free of cost. The centre houses 5 doctors, 35 beds, oxygen cylinders, nursing staff and an operation team.
“People of any religion can come & seek treatment. Treatment and access are not limited to Muslims only. Anyone can avail the facility in Madarsa. Humanity comes first, religion comes later,” said Parvez Afraz, the President of Darul Ulum Madrasa.
Karnataka’s BJP MP from Chikkodi constituency, Annasaheb Jolle and Child Welfare Minister Shashikala Jolle joined hands with the Jamat committee to fund this Covid care centre.
The Jolle charitable foundation has successfully started 8 Covid care centres in Belagavi district. These centres prioritise villages with high Covid-19 cases in the district.
“We have built 8 Covid care centres in Belagavi district. We provide free treatment. Food is also free. They don’t have to pay for remdesivir injections. The Government funds it,” said BJP MP Annasaheb Jolle.
The people in the village think that the initiative funded by the Jolle charitable foundation will bring all communities under one shelter for seeking health care services and will boost the communal harmony in the village.