As members of the NHS medical staff stand on the frontline in the war against coronavirus, hundreds of people have been volunteering to offer help
Huddersfield’s Muslim community organized a special treat for NHS staff at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
The frontline staff enjoyed Easter pizza and curry, thanks to a generous donation from Ghausia Mosque in Lockwood.
“This is the Muslim community’s way of thanking the NHS staff during these unprecedented times,” a spokesman of the mosque told Yorkshire Live.
“The Chairman of Masjid Ghausia, Mohammed Rafiq, delivered the food… along with Mohammed Riaz Abdul Aziz, Arfan Saddiq, Farooq Hussain, Nasar Mahmood, and Abrar Ashraf.
“There were many other community members who assisted with the fundraising for this gesture.
“The help group would like to thank Claire Leyland from the Palliative Care Team who liaised with Javed Akhtar, making it possible to deliver the food and the much needed personal care items, which were also donated to the hospital.
“We would also like to thank Lanika Restaurant in Halifax who opened especially to cater for the occasion, and big thank you to Pizza Hut delivery on Wakefield road who provided food at a generously discounted rate, as well as Arfan Saddiq from Muscle Van services who delivered the food for free. Thank you to all of you.”
Members of the Muslim community have also set up a WhatsApp group in order to support vulnerable people in the community from all faiths, backgrounds, and ages.
In another effort to help the NHS, the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) announced few days ago a free webinar for all final year medical students that are being recruited to work in the NHS amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, armies of Muslim doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers have been taking daily risks to treat coronavirus patients.
A Muslim nurse and at least four Muslim doctors have passed away in their fight against the COVID-19.