NHS nurse who died after battling coronavirus symptoms “sacrificed her life for the profession she loved,” says her husband.
One in three moms, Areema Nasreen, 36, died in the intensive care unit of the hospital where she worked earlier this week.
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Areema, who leaves children aged eight, 10 and 17, has been married to Fasil Tahseen for 18 years.
He told the Sunday Mirror that his wife, who worked at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands, enjoys her career on the front lines.
He said, “It was his dream to become a nurse.
“She loved helping people. “
Areema died moments after her husband whispered “don’t worry about the kids” when they shared one last hug.
She caught the deadly virus from hospital patients.
“IT IRREALLY FEEL THAT IT WAS GOING”
Fasil said, “She gave up her life to save the lives of others.
“How honorable was his life and how honorable was his death. “
Yesterday, it was announced that another 708 people who tested positive for Covid-19 died, bringing the total number of deaths in the UK to 4,353.
Areema’s sister Ash, 31, told Sun Online at the family’s home in Walsall earlier this week: “We are upset. We’re all just broken – we just don’t have words.
“It is so unreal that she left. She was just a legend in our family.
“Areema was on a ventilator and just before her death, her husband said” don’t worry about the kids “.
“She started to cry. Doctors told him not to kiss him because of the virus, but he said he should.
“Then she died. We are all absolutely devastated. “
Areema tested positive for Covid-19 after developing soaring temperature, stiffness and a cough.
His illness came just four days after he tweeted a photo from his 2003 Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust job offer letter.
She wrote: “17 years after Allhamdulillah, I still love my trip. @WalsallHcareNHS… Moving to find special memories !!! “
The mom was the sixth confirmed NHS worker to succumb to the coronavirus.
How honorable his life was and how honorable his death was
Areema’s husband Fasil
The younger sister said, “She said to me” Ash, I love you so much, you are my baby. ” I admired her so much. I can never forget it.
“I just want her to come back.
“She is a martyr. She gave her life protecting others and caring for patients. She went to heaven and we lost someone who can never be replaced. “
Areema qualified as a nurse in January of last year and worked in the acute medical unit at Walsall Manor Hospital.
She wanted to be a nurse since her teens, after taking care of her baby who suffered a stroke.
Today, three NHS nurses died from a coronavirus, depriving six children of their heroic mothers and a family of their sons.
John Alagos, 23, is the youngest British doctor to have died of Covid-19.
He collapsed and died after working 12 hours.
After returning from work Friday after a night shift, John complained of headaches and high temperature throughout the night, his mother told the Mail on Sunday.
His mother says that he was not wearing the correct protective clothing at work.
Aimee O’Rourke, 38, also died unfortunately after caring for patients.
A mother of three, Mrs. O’Rourke, 38, died at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, where she worked.
Earlier this week, Aimee’s broken-hearted friends and family paid tribute to her and described her as “beautiful” and confirmed her death after “losing her battle with the coronavirus”.
They wrote, “Aimee was a beautiful woman and a valued nurse from the NHS. Aimee caught the Covid-19 virus and unfortunately lost her fight against the coronavirus.
“Please donate as much as you can to help Aimee’s family, just like Aimee gave her life to make sure others survived this virus.” “
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The daughter of Aimée, Megan, added: “It was us 4 against the world!
“Now we 3 will unite more than ever !!! Look at all the lives you took care of and the whole family you comforted when the patients died.
“You are an angel and you will wear your NHS crown forever because you won this crown the first day you started !!! “
Secretary of Health Matt Hancock today paid tribute to the NHS personnel who died while serving the nation.
He said, “It shows the incredible bravery of every member of the NHS who gets to work knowing that these dangers are there. And I think the whole nation is grateful. “
Areema previously wrote, “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. “
The other five doctors who died after contracting a coronavirus are Dr. Alfa Sa’adu, 68, mental health nurse Thomas Harvey and Dr. Amged El-Hawrani, 55.
Harvey, 57, said he was concerned about the lack of protective equipment for front-line workers, according to his family.
She was an experienced nurse, who had dedicated more than 20 years of her life to the NHS before her tragic death on Sunday March 29.
His 19-year-old daughter Tamira says he has been “abandoned” and that his death could have been prevented.
Dr Habib Zaidi, 76, was said to have been the first doctor in the UK to be killed by Covid-19, and Dr Adil El Tayar, 63, died shortly after.
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Brits across the country stood outside their homes to cheer for NHS workers again this week.
The first emotional clap for caregivers took place on Thursday, March 26 and is expected to continue on a weekly basis.
ITV suspended programming for the tribute on Thursday while the British – including celebrities like David Beckham, Paddy McGuiness and Rita Ora – shouted and applauded the NHS and key front line workers.
Last week, millions of people cheered and launched fireworks to celebrate everyone who helps the country stay afloat.
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Earlier, Health Secretary Matt Hancock, speaking publicly for the first time since catching the killer virus, also paid tribute to them.
He told doctors, “Many of those who died from the NHS were people who came to this country to make a difference – and they did, and they gave their lives as a sacrifice and we salute them. “
This occurs after the coronavirus pandemic has reached a grim milestone with the number of people infected worldwide exceeding one million.