Students in Chandigarh takes up position of front line workers; volunteer to cremate Covid Victims

  • | Friday | 10th July, 2020

These young volunteers joined the force after learning intensive procedures and protocols to be followed while cremating Covid victims.

In these moments of panic and pandemic, a bunch of School and College going students are setting an example for humanity by volunteering to cremate Covid victims.

These students from Chandigarh offered their services after local Red Cross Society sought volunteers to handle the remains of Covid-19 patients last month.

“We have to get the body from the mortuary and take it to the cremation ground for cremation. Our parents felt it was a risky task. But once they were assured of our safety, they began to feel proud of us,” says Amzad, 24.

These young volunteers joined the force after learning-intensive procedures and protocols to be followed while cremating Covid victims.

 “We are called one hour before the body is to be taken out of the mortuary. We all have Activas. So we first come to the Red Cross office. Then we are given something hot to eat like very hot tea along with some eatables. Then we wear our PPE kits, shoes and other protective gear,” adds Amzad.



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