A nurse with coronavirus has died after spending weeks in intensive care.
Areema Nasreen, 36, had been positioned on a ventilator at Walsall Manor Hospital the place she labored within the acute medical unit.
Walsall Healthcare NHS Belief’s chief government Richard Beeken stated she was a “very revered member of the crew”.
One other nurse Aimee O’Rourke, who labored on the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mom Hospital in Margate, Kent, has also died after contracting the virus.
The “extremely gifted” nurse died on the hospital the place she labored on Thurday evening after testing constructive for Covid-19.
“Heartbroken” colleagues and family have paid tribute to Ms O’Rourke, who was additionally a mother-of-three.
‘Risking their lives’
Mr Beeken stated Ms Nasreen, who died within the early hours of Friday, had “at all times dreamed of being a nurse”, and her household stated she had been thought of match and wholesome earlier than she contracted the virus.
“Any dying is devastating however dropping one among our personal is past phrases,” Mr Beeken stated.
The belief described Ms Nasreen as an expert, passionate nurse who began out as a housekeeper in 2003, earlier than working to realize her nursing qualification in January 2019.
“She was a really, very, revered and valued member of the crew on the acute medical unit and they’re completely distraught,” Mr Beeken stated.
“Her dedication to her function and her recognition amongst her colleagues is apparent to see with the outpouring of grief.
“She at all times stated that she was so blessed to have the function of a nurse which she completely cherished as a result of she wished to really feel like she may make a distinction – and you probably did, Areema, you may be very sadly missed.”
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street tweeted: “Such tragic information this morning, my coronary heart goes out to Areema’s household and three kids.
“Frontline employees throughout the West Midlands are risking their lives day after day to guard us, the least we will do to assist them is comply with authorities recommendation.”
Dr Samara Afzal, a GP in Birmingham who knew Ms Nasreen, instructed BBC Asian Community it was “completely devastating information for the household”.
“They [the family] are nonetheless coming to phrases [with her death]. It is heartbreaking for the youngsters who did not get to see her, due to the circumstances and the character of Covid.
“She was very bubbly, energetic. She was a improbable function mannequin to Asian girls, she married younger and had kids however then wished to pursue her dream in nursing, turned a nurse and completely cherished her job, she was utterly devoted to it, she’d exit of her approach to assist folks.”
Dame Donna Kinnair, chief government of the Royal Faculty of Nursing, stated: “We all know that Areema has given her life by way of taking care of sufferers, my sympathies exit to [her] total household.”
Commenting on the dying of Ms Nasreen, Well being Secretary Matt Hancock stated: “I pay tribute to the NHS employees who’ve died serving the NHS, serving the nation.
“It exhibits the unimaginable bravery of each member of the NHS who goes into work understanding that these risks are there.”
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