NMMC sets up a library for COVID patients at a jumbo facility in Vashi

On Sunday, the chief of NMMC interacted with patients and received a positive response. Therefore the corporation has now planned to set up a similar library at the other COVID-19 facilities too.

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How would you react if you see a library in a COVID centre? certainly surprised as a library would not be something you would see in a COVID centre. However, there is one such centre in Navi Mumbai which has set up a library for COVID patients. 

Reportedly, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has set up a full-fledged library at Vashi for Coronavirus positive patients so that they can indulge themselves in books to pass the time. 

In a statement  Abhijeet Bangar, chief of NMMC said that the patients stay for more than ten days, so they can read as many books as they want. Also, this will reduce the time they otherwise spend watching random things on a smartphone. Currently, one shelf with 500 books has been set in each ward of the jumbo facility. Books are available in Marathi, Hindi and English at the library.

On Sunday, the chief of NMMC interacted with patients and received a positive response. Therefore the corporation has now planned to set up a similar library at the other COVID-19 facilities too.

Talking about the initiative Prafulla Wankhede, a member of the Let’s Read India foundation said that some patients may lose hope while fighting the deadly virus. Fighting with the virus can get more critical when they are away from family. Reading books can give them solace and help divert their thoughts. 

Great move by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation!