Retired employee Mohammed Ifteqaruddin Badge #140948, Technical Advisor Mechanical Services from Ras Tanura Refinery Maintenance Department, machine shop unit, has put the well-being of his family and the community at the center of attention. He writes:
In this regard and in order to join the international efforts to contain COVID-19, I have completed a certificate course Let’s Break the Chain of COVID-19 Infection offered by the Mohammed Bin Rashid University (MBRU) of Medicine and Health Services as part of the MBRU community Immunity Ambassador Program.
I belong to South India, Hyderabad State, also called the Princely City, the Pharm City, Pearl City as well as the IT Hub.
Initially, the COVID-19 crisis started with a 24-hour lockdown, then extended to 15 April, then again extended up to 7 May 2020. In my life span of 70 years, this is the first time my family and I have been faced with this type of situation. Even during the Gulf Crises I was working at Ras Tanura Refinery and used to go to the market and buy day-to-day food items and other commodities and even go to work, though it was a war zone. But in this lockdown, the whole global village came to a stand-still.
India is a developing country. Due to the lockdown, the daily wage workers are facing problems getting food and are unable to go to their original home town. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are active to help and supply food.
The following images shows before and after lockdown. It is Charminar, in the heart of my city.
The following poster is to help keep COVID-19 front of mind:
As per guidelines, I have challenged my following grandchildren to take the course, the happy news is that they have completed it:
- Mohammed Akram
- Zaid Shafiq
- Sara Shafiq
I encourage all readers to register and complete the course to educate themselves and help others. For your information, this course duration is one to two hours.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.