25-Bedded Facility Will Provide Free Treatment To All
HUBBALLI: A madrasa located along Karwar Road here has been turned into a Covid care centre and will offer round-the-clock medical treatment.
The madrasa, located on the ground floor of the Kohni Masjid premises, is open to Covid patients of all faiths, say its organisers.
The Covid care centre was the dream of Dr Maqsood Jagirdar, a well-known psychiatrist who passed away during the first wave of the pandemic last year.
The Covid care centre has 25 beds and will provide free treatment to all patients, said Abdul Rahman Mulla, the secretary of the madrasa. “Free treatment includes medicines and food. All the expenses will be borne by the masjid committee and philanthropists from the Muslim community,” he added.
The Covid care centre has separate wards for women. A team of doctors comprising Dr. Ashfaq Bijapur, Dr. Sher Khan, Dr. Suhail Ahmed Ambi and Dr. MA Hullur will take care of the treatment process. Nursing and paramedical staff will be on duty round the clock, Mulla explained.
“Converting the madrasa into a Covid care centre was the wish of the late Dr. Maqsood Jagirdar. Unfortunately, we lost him in the first Covid wave. Now, we have fulfilled his dream,” Mulla said.
The Covid care centre was inaugurated on Saturday by union minister Pralhad Joshi in the presence of state minister Jagadish Shettar, Hubballi-Dharwad East MLA Prasad Abbayya, Congress leaders A M Hindasgeri, Pandurag Patil and others.
Mulla thanked activists Asif Danwad, Mujeeb Makandar, Ejaz Jagirdar, Altaf Kainchi, Ikhlaq Kainchi, Yaqoob Ansari, and others for striving to successfully set up the centre.