A nurse on the front line of the UK coronavirus epidemic died after being tested positive, becoming the youngest health worker in the country to be killed by the disease.
Areema Nasreen, 36, was diagnosed infected in late March after developing dizzying temperatures, body aches and a cough.
The mother of three, who had no underlying health problems and had worked for the NHS for 16 years, was taken to the intensive care unit at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands – her own place. of work.
She was put on a ventilator and treated by colleagues, but died tragically in the early hours of the morning.
A broken-hearted parent said today: “The immediate family is devastated. Everyone is in shock this morning.
“She was always so full of life. She was dedicated to her job as a nurse, she loved it. She died doing what she loved.
“I’m really sad for the rest of the family, he was a fantastic person.”
Nasreen’s sister Kazeema described her brother as “normally fit and healthy” and pleaded with the British for serious treatment for the deadly virus.
Areema Nasreen, 36, nurse and mother of three in Walsall, died of coronavirus, becoming the youngest health worker in the country to be killed by the disease
She was on an intensive care ventilator – treated by the doctors she usually works with before she died tragically
Rubi Aktar, a nurse at the hospital, paid tribute to her “best friend”, whom she described as “the most beautiful and authentic person you can meet.”
In an emotional article on Facebook, she wrote, “I am so broken that words cannot explain. I can’t believe I won’t see your smile again.
“You made me the nurse I am today, with your support, motivation and inspiration, I am the nurse I am today and I hope I can make Areema proud.
“I love you so much and I will never forget you. You had so much to live for, I’m sorry you didn’t see your children grow up and I’m sorry you didn’t finish your career.
When Ms. Nasreen was first diagnosed, Kazeema gave a wake-up call to those who flouted government advice on social distancing, saying it was not just the elderly at risk.
Kazeema said, “My sister, who is an amazing front-line nurse and still helping so many people, has now caught the virus. She is critically ill in intensive care, ventilated and fighting for her life.
“I want everyone to know how dangerous it is. My sister is only 36 years old and is normally fit and healthy.
“People don’t take this seriously enough. She is young – it is not only the elderly who are at risk.
Ms. Nasreen became ill around March 12, suffering from “body aches”, high temperature that could not be lowered, and a cough.
Her sister said, “Her temperature would not go down and her cough was so severe that it affected her lungs.
The nurse, who has no underlying health conditions and has worked for the NHS for 16 years, was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital
On March 20, she was taken to hospital and tested positive for coronavirus before being treated in the intensive care unit of the health facility.
When Ms. Nasreena was in the hospital, Kazeema said, “Areema likes the NHS. Her colleagues are like a second family and they have been truly amazing with her – and us. They keep us all strong and do everything they can for her.
“The Manor Hospital is great and she has loved working there for over 15 years. She started as a cleaning lady, then as a medical assistant and is now qualified as a nurse.
“She is my queen and is truly loved by everyone – always giving priority to others. We are heartbroken. ‘
Areema had previously talked about the joy she feels from her work as a nurse: “I just wanted to be able to take care of people, especially those who are elderly and vulnerable.
“I cry every morning because I am so happy that I have finally realized my dream of becoming a nurse.”