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Karnataka: These Mercy Angels ensure coronavirus victims get a dignified send off

First Published Jun 23, 2020, 5:07 PM IST
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 Mercy Angles, a six-member team of volunteers including a doctor in Karnataka's Bengaluru are ensuring that coronavirus victims get a dignified funeral.

 

A six-member team of volunteers including a doctor, a wing of NGO Mercy Mission are giving COVID-19 victims a dignified funeral
 

A six-member team of volunteers including a doctor, a wing of NGO Mercy Mission are giving COVID-19 victims a dignified funeral
 

Mercy Angels who are officially tied up with the BBMP have ensured 65 Covid victims got a dignified send off

Mercy Angels who are officially tied up with the BBMP have ensured 65 Covid victims got a dignified send off

Once people call 108, it is redirected to the special team and then Mercy Angels pick up the body from the hospital which is wrapped in 3 layers of protection

Once people call 108, it is redirected to the special team and then Mercy Angels pick up the body from the hospital which is wrapped in 3 layers of protection

 The bodies are taken to the crematorium or a burial ground based on the faith of the person and last rites of the deceased are completed

 The bodies are taken to the crematorium or a burial ground based on the faith of the person and last rites of the deceased are completed

Each final journey is heart-breaking for the 6 persons of Mercy Angels

Each final journey is heart-breaking for the 6 persons of Mercy Angels

Certain times, they breakdown seeing that no family or friends accompany the body during the final journey

Certain times, they breakdown seeing that no family or friends accompany the body during the final journey

The ambulance used for transportation of the body goes into a 16-hour sanitation process sponsored by the BBMP

The ambulance used for transportation of the body goes into a 16-hour sanitation process sponsored by the BBMP

They said they are looking for more volunteers to join their force

They said they are looking for more volunteers to join their force

Karnataka has recorded over 9,000 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic

Karnataka has recorded over 9,000 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic

142 patients have died so far, according to reports

142 patients have died so far, according to reports

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