Reporters help family perform last rites of COVID-19 victim
They stepped in as villagers close to Murnad had been reluctant to come back ahead over concern of contracting the an infection
Amidst the raging COVID-19 second wave that has unfold to rural areas, a bunch of journalists in Kodagu helped a grieving family perform the last rites of an aged man who died of COVID-19.
The reporters related to ‘Madhyama Spandana’, which was fashioned for extending help throughout the COVID-19 disaster last 12 months, responded to an SOS name from a village close to Parane, a couple of kilometres from Murnad, because the locals had been reluctant to help the victim’s family perform the last rites over fears of contracting the an infection.
Four reporters and one other particular person rushed to the village, about 40 km from Siddapura, and wore the PPE kits offered by the native panchayat to help the family, whose home is positioned in hilly terrain, within the midst of rain.
Rejith Kumar Guyya, who works for a Kannada each day in Siddapura, stated, “As reporters, we were aware of the situation and did not hesitate to offer help to the family as journalists related to Madhaya Spandana have been helping COVID-19 patients and their families since last year as a service whenever they could get time. The reporters have supplied food kits, medicines and other essentials to the needy, sometimes spending from their own pockets. The group has helped poor people get beds in hospitals as well.”
The reporters – Rejith, Pappu Thimmaiah, Praveen and Anish, and one other particular person Shareen – armed with private safety gear, went to the victim’s home taking all crucial precautions and carried the physique for the last rites.
“We helped the victim’s son carry out the rituals as per the family traditions. If proper precautions are taken, there is no need to fear the infection. This is the first time we, as members of the Madhyama Spandana, took part in the last rites of a COVID-19 victim,” Rejith stated.