Pune: Maharashtra Cosmopolitan and Education Society (MCES) has offered the mosque located inside the Azam campus for setting up temporary isolation facility for suspected coronavirus cases, campus officials said on Wednesday.
The campus is centrally located to camp, Bhavani Peth and Nana Peth which have reported the maximum number of corona positive cases in the city.
The management of Azam Campus had indicated its readiness to provide 9,000 square feet of space on the first floor of the mosque with all electricity, fans, toilets and parking facilities.
In a letter to the district collector, Dr. PA Inamdar, President of Azam Campus said, “We are ready to provide breakfast, meals to the suspected patients. Schools and colleges in the campus here are currently closed, management can provide more space when needed”, said Inamdar.
Azam Campus is a cluster of 18 educational institutes, spread over 24 acres, housing at least 20,000 students, run by the Maharashtra Cosmopolitan and Education Society (MCES). A two storey mosque with a capacity of 3000 is centrally located in the campus.
“Coronavirus is an international crisis and as a responsible citizen, we are ready to fulfill our duty as an organization in the government’s efforts to address it. It is time to lend our resources to the government,” Inamdar said.
Meanwhile, Dr. PA Inamdar has appealed to perform prayers at home without going to mosques during the holy month of Ramadan. 25 doctors from campus’s Unani Medical College are serving patients in 5 ambulances. Also, Azam Campus has so far distributed groceries worth over Rs 25 lakh to the needy.