A lot of people all over the world lost their lives after contracting COVID-19. Be it, young or old, people are vulnerable to this virus.
Amid the fight to contain and treat COVID-19 patients, there are these people who are behind these patients – the front liners. Doctors and nurses who are dedicated to their lines of work are there to help the sick. It’s just so sad that they are also risking their lives for the welfare of others.
The number of patients positive COVID-19 in London is fast growing. Meanwhile, the number of doctors and nurses dying after contracting the same disease is also quite alarming.
So far, there are already 16 Filipino nurses and other medical workers who passed away due to COVID-19. They are front-liners who were trying to save other people’s lives.
Thank you Mr @piersmorgan for the shout-out in GMB to Filipino Nurses in the UK. As one who is working in the frontline this means a lot. Thank you for appreciating the contributions of our group to the NHS and to the British public. pic.twitter.com/ah2rORKRL9
— MatabangPogi4ever (@RenzoILus3) April 7, 2020
“We are proud of her,” says the husband of the 3rd Filipino nurse who lost her life due to the new coronavirus. On March 22, Amor Padilla Gatinao, 50, felt symptoms of respiratory disease. He called an ambulance upon seeing that the condition of her wife didn’t improve after two more days. The paramedics arrived but refused to take her to the hospital and only said to “stay at home and take paracetamol” as they cannot take her to the hospital.
“Masamaang loob ko. Ini-expect ko na maa-admit siya that time,” says Mario. On March 30, she was put to induced coma and intubated. Sadly, the Filipina nurse passed away on Good Friday. She was a nurse for 19 years at the National Health Service (NHS).
Donald Suelto, a Filipino nurse, was found lifeless inside his apartment while in quarantine after he got exposed to a COVID-19 patient. He passed away alone.
The youngest Filipino nurse who passed in UK was John Alagos, 23 years old. He had a 12-hour shift before he expired.
A GENTLE REMINDER: Stay At Home and Practice Social Distancing.