One problem that many faced during the pandemic was that the dead bodies of the deceased were not allowed in apartment complexes by the resident welfare associations. To address this problem, Youth Welfare Telangana, a voluntary organization, has come up with a special Mobile Ghusl Van.
The families can perform Ghusl or the death bed shower in this van. The members of Youth Welfare Telangana decided to come up with makeshift solutions to reduce the stress of families and modified a tempo for helping them carry out the funeral rites with trained youth.
However, the van has come into service early this month, and the members of Youth Welfare Telangana had to do a lot of research and look at several such attempts made earlier to come up with a feasible solution.
After getting a pre-owned Tempo traveler, they decided to modify it to suit the specific requirements. In all, the R&D and modifications cost them around Rs 7.5 lakh managed through donations.
As for the changes to the tempo, it involved coming up with stainless steel chamber, hydraulics for altering the height of the platform, overhead tank, draining provision, among others. The unique Ghusl vehicle was modified at workshops at Balanagar and Kishanbagh.
In fact, Youth Welfare Telangana is now getting requests from Gujarat and Chennai and even the Central Wakf Council, Delhi, which wants to take it up at a national level. It’s a one-of-its-kind vehicle in Asia, shares Youth Welfare Telangana proudly.