Sonu Sood Urges Indian Government To Make Cremation Grounds Free Of Cost For COVID-19 Victims
Actor Sonu Sood makes a special request to the government for making cremation grounds free of cost for the underprivileged.
The people’s messiah Sonu Sood has requested the government to come up with a facility to make cremation grounds free of cost for underprivileged people. The actor shared his concerns about those who cannot afford the cost to cremate their loved ones in proper manner. On Saturday, Sonu Sood shared an emotional video message, highlighting the lives of the poor, who are struggling everyday amidst the ongoing pandemic.
In the clip shared by him, Sonu shared a story of a poor COVID-19 patient who passed away and narrated how their family suffered to cremate the body due to financial difficulty. He said, “Till around 2 am last night, we were trying to get a bed for a Covid patient. We were able to find a bed. But again, he struggled for a ventilator. Around 5 am to 6:30 am, we could provide a ventilator for him, but he passed away. Later, we struggled to cremate him. They (family of the deceased) could not find place in a cremation ground. Also, they didn’t have money for it.”
“Later, we could cremate the patient who passed away. But in all this, I thought to myself that in today’s time, everyone, from poor to rich or middle class, they are struggling to get oxygen, then oxygen bed, then ICU and the ventilator. A lot of them give up in between. Some cannot even find a place in the cremation ground because they don’t have money. We have been helping a lot of people, but there are still many who cannot reach out to us. I have a humble request to make to the concerned authorities and government to introduce a law that cremation grounds should not be charged. We are losing around 3 to 4 thousand people every day. It takes around 15-12 thousand to cremate one person. So, it is 6-7 crore expenditure in total,” Sonu Sood added.
The actor explained how if cremation grounds are made available for free, many families will be able to perform the last rites of their loved ones in a respectable manner. He concluded saying, “I urge every government to come together and make the cremation process cost free. We all need to think about it. It is time to come together and make people feel that we are in this together”.
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