Help pours in for injured, attendants in hospitals

In a humanitarian gesture, people of various areas of the summer capital have been providing food to patients and their attendants in various hospitals here.
Help pours in for injured, attendants in hospitals
Photo: Habib Naqash/GK

In a humanitarian gesture, people of various areas of the summer capital have been providing food to patients and their attendants in various hospitals here.

Following killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani on Friday, hundreds of people have been injured in protests across the Valley and most of them were referred to hospitals here.    

People from various areas of the city have set-up special langar (community kitchens) in various areas.

Residents of Padshahibagh, Jawahar Nagar and Habba Kadal Tuesday also set up special langar and distributed packed food among the attendants of injured at SMHS hospital.

They also distributed food at LD hospital here as markets remained closed on fourth consecutive day due restrictions and shutdown. 

"It is our effort to reach out to our brothers and sisters who are accompanying injured persons from other districts. We are not able to do much in present situation, however we will not allow them to starve," said a group of youth at Padshahibagh.

Some youth were also mulling to donate blood for the injured persons. Intizamia Committee Iqra Masjid Saria Balla sent eatables including eggs, juice, mineral water bottles and sugar to hospitals which was distributed by volunteers among the attendants of injured. 

"The volunteers at SMHS hospital sought these items rather than cooked food," said a member of the Committee.

The locals of Khanqah-e-Sokhta Nawakadal, Madina Colony Allochibagh, Saria Balla have also set up the special langars.

Pertinently, around 200 persons, who were injured in action by forces, are being treated at SMHS hospital here.  

"We are serving the attendants of injured people, who have been referred to the SMHS hospital from far flung areas", said a group of volunteers at SMHS.

On Monday, scores of people from Nawa Kadal and Kani Mazar donated blood for injured persons at SHMS hospital here.

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