Covid-19: In tough times, Athrout, Towheed Forum, PDCA play their bit

‘Whatever we can do we are doing for the sake of humanity’

Covid-19: In tough times, Athrout, Towheed Forum, PDCA play their bit

BY: Tabia Masoodi

Srinagar, Mar 23 : As the Kashmir continues to remain under a tight grip of fear triggered by the Covid-19 with government resorting to lockdown across the J&K UT to prevent spread of the deadly virus, Towheed Forum, Athrout and Private Diagnostic Centres Association (PDCA) are playing their bits to help people in challenging times.
Traced Towheed Forum, Athrout and SMAT, whose volunteers are risking their lives to spread information among the masses as to how they can stay safe and how the disease can be defeated. These organisations have also extended a helping hand to the government through all the possible means they have available in a bid to ensure fight against the deadly virus stays on.Secretary Tawheed Forum of Aali Kadal Srinagar, Muhammad Imran Reshi said: “We are pasting posters to aware people about the pandemic and letting people know about the need of social distancing.” He further added, “we also make people aware about how to sanitise themselves and what are its benefits”. He said that awareness in these challenging times is a best tool to stay safe.Joining the chorus, Athrout, an NGO, at Nawakadal area of Srinagar is fumigating streets with the help of its dozens of volunteers who are putting their lives at risk.
“These volunteers are making announcements by travelling around the city and also distributing masks,” he said.Athrout head, Bashir Ahmed said that they Athrout is making masks as there is a shortage of masks in the market and same are being distributed among people across Srinagar. “We are also into fumigation process of areas and for that we have sought proper permission from the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar,” he said. “We are doing everything possible to help people fight this pandemic”.Private Diagnostic Centers Association (PDCA) headed by Umar Dhar is also doing commendable job as they have kept 47 ventilators at the disposal of government.