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

First Published 23, Jun 2020, 5:07 PM

 Mercy Angles, a six-member team of volunteers including a doctor in Karnataka's Bengaluru are ensuring that coronavirus victims get a dignified funeral.

 

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

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

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

<p>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</p>

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

<p> 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</p>

 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

<p>Each final journey is heart-breaking for the 6 persons of Mercy Angels</p>

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

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

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

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

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

<p>They said they are looking for more volunteers to join their force</p>

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

<p>Karnataka has recorded over 9,000 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic</p>

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

<p>142 patients have died so far, according to reports</p>

142 patients have died so far, according to reports

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