- Onyenachi Obasi, a nurse, has died from complications of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom
- The late Obasi is described as dedicated and passionate about her job
- The nurse died weeks after she contracted the virus from one of her patients in the hospital where she worked
A dedicated Nigerian nurse based in the United Kingdom, Onyenachi Obasi, has died weeks after she contracted COVID-19 from one of her patients.
The 51-year-old nurse was said to have been in a critical condition for over five weeks at the Queen’s Hospital in Romford, East London, before she eventually lost the battle to the virus
Speaking about her, Ijeoma Uzoukwu, her niece, said she was a woman who was loved.
According to Ijeoma, the nurse sacrificed her life doing what she loved to do - saving lives.
“We are just heartbroken. She was really loving, really sweet and a really cute person.
“She was a good example of unconditional love and just loved everyone. She was so giving and always had an ear - she took people as they were," Ijeoma said.
Ijeoma said her niece loved the nursing profession
The late Obasi fell ill few days after she treated a COVID-19 patient. She was admitted to the hospital where she died later.
Uzoukwu is now organising a fundraiser so she could organise the funeral of the nurse and also take care of the deceased's 19-year-old son.
Legit.ng had reported how Nigeria recently lost one of its top medical doctors in the diaspora, Alfa Saadu, who was in the United Kingdom taking care of persons infected with COVID-19, also called coronavirus.
Some of those who know the medical doctor are currently mourning him on social media.
It is understood that he had joined the UK medical personnel as a volunteer when the virus broke out in the country. He later got infected.
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