Disabled People and Coronavirus

Written by: Najia Nijat

Madina goes with her brother, Ahmad to the castle. Madina asks Ahmad that if he top-up his disabled friend's mobile phone. Ahmad recklessly replies that he would top-up some other time but Madina says that his friend is disabled and also infected with coronavirus and he doesn’t have a brother. Meanwhile, Lalo Mama comes and welcomes his guests. The peddler asks about their argument.

Madina shares the issue of Ahmad’s friend. Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle and there he opens a window for their information.


In the window, Bilal is a disabled boy and he is infected with coronavirus and he wants his brother, Atal to bring him some lemons and vitamin C tablets but Atal says that he is busy and would bring them later. Bilal says that his health condition is getting worse but Atal becomes angry with him and Bilal cries.

Bilal’s sister, Mena brings some food but Bilal denies eating. Mena asks about his crying. Bilal shares the issue of Atal with her and wishes that he was not disabled. Bilal and Mena cry.

Lalo Mama closes the window.

Lalo Mama says that we should always assist and help disabled people so that they should not feel themselves a burden on the shoulders of others. Lalo Mama adds that if we do not care about the problems of disabled people, their diseases might increase and they might face psychological problems too.

Then Lalo Mama opens another window.


In the window, the reporter of the castle talks to some juveniles.

Suhaila, a resident of Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province says, “My brother has lost his one leg. We all were taking care during quarantine time but we did not know how he was infected with the coronavirus. In order not to be disappointed, I was using a facemask and considering the social distance and giving foods and his other necessities.”

Zarmena, a resident of Kabul city says, “My nephew could not walk and nor talk. His father is a driver and he transferred coronavirus to home and we all infected with it including my nephew. I was always giving him foods, medicines and fulfill and his other necessities and keep him happy and he recovered from coronavirus.”

 Lalo Mama closes this window too. Ahmad promises that when he goes back home, he would top-up his friend's mobile phone.