- Eyitolami Olaolorun, a Nigerian nurse, has died in the UK of coronavirus after spending 40 years as a health worker
- Iloba Olaolorun, 32, also said that before her mother's death, she treated everyone equally as a family
- The daughter added that until her mommy's death, she was seen as someone who always put everybody's concern before hers
A Nigerian, Eyitolami Olaolorun, has died at the age of 60 years after she spent days battling the virus at Wellington Hospital, a private centre in St John’s Wood.
She died in the UK in the line of service of caring for terminally ill young patients after she arrived in the UK, after separating from her husband.
Olaolorun’s daughter, Honey Iloba, asked the public to stick to lockdown rules and listen to the government’s directives to save their lives.
Iloba described her mom as someone who is not only exceptional but very selfless when dealing with people, adding that she sees her patients as families.
“There's a picture of one of her patients on her wall. He's pretty much our adopted younger brother because of how she saw him.
“She would spend Christmas with us and then spend it with her patients too, and always remembered birthdays. She raised all four of us by herself. We're all graduates, we're all doing well. That's all because of her, she sacrificed everything for us,” she said.
The 32-year-old daughter relived the sad memory of her mother on the hospital bed, battling the virus. She said that though their mother must have known she was positive, she did not want to bother them with it.
“I called her and she was crying. I realised something was wrong and got my sister who is a doctor to call the hospital... they explained she would be put on a ventilator and sedated.
“She must have been told already but she was trying not to tell us so that we wouldn't be worried,” she said.
It should be noted that the late Olaolorun was put on a ventilator before she was taken to Charing Cross Hospital, and died ten days later.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that another Nigerian nurse, Olubunmi Olugbileeti, reportedly died in the US during her self-isolation at home.
In a viral video that emerged online, medical officials came around to take out her body. In the video, people mourned as they sang dirges to mark her demise. As the stretcher wheeled her body to a waiting ambulance, the people who stood by shed tears.
A Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @cbngov_akin1 said that the body was taken out on Sunday, May 3 and the nurse was 47 years old before her death.
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