- The wife and family of 48-year-old Mehool Patel have paid moving tributes to the coronavirus victim
- Patel died of the disease after he had spent one month in the hospital trying to beat it
- Apreeta, Patel's wife, said that his children were the worst hit by the news of his death
A grieving wife has paid her tribute to her hero husband, a pharmacist, who died from coronavirus after he struggled with the disease for one month in the hospital.
Mehool Patel, a 48-year-old father of two children, has been described by his friends as a selfless person who would go extra miles for his patients, Sun UK reports.
Forty-six-year-old Arpeeta, his wife, said that her husband will be very missed by his friends and family. The deceased was the co-owner of Bliss Chemist along with his brothers who are Chirag and Hamansu.
The wife said that his sons are completely heartbroken by his demise. A medical official, Mehendra Pratel, also spoke about how Mehool put his life at risk to combat the virus.
Mehool’s brother-in-law, Pratel said that his family, friends, and co-workers always knew him as someone with a great sense of humour.
"A friend and a loving husband to his wife of 23 years and a dedicated father to two beautiful daughters, aged 16 and 19 years old, who were his pride and joy. Jayesh will leave a great void in the lives of many," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Oyindamola Oluwaseun Ajibare, a caregiver and coronavirus survivor in Lagos state, explained how she survived the disease.
In a Facebook post, the survivor said that her employer fired her while she was still getting treated at the isolation centre.
Oyindamola also said that she suspected that she got the virus from the 11-year-old kid of her employer.
Resuming duty on Wednesday, March 11, she said that her employer’s son got back from the UK on Monday, March 23.
She said that the young boy came back with severe cough and fever and his mother had to call the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
According to her, while they were waiting for his result to come back, she was still in contact with the boy as his caregiver.
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Oyindamola, however, said her infection could have taken place the very day he returned.
“While we waited for the result, the boy was always in his room, but as his caregivers, we always had contact with him.
"But I suspect that it was the day he came that I might have gotten infected because the day the NCDC came to the house to test the boy, I started feeling some symptoms, itchy eyes and aching joints, but I just attributed it to stress,” she said.
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