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Nigerian Nurse Who Died Of COVID-19 At Queen’s Hospital In Romford London Remembered

nigerian nurse dies covid 19

Nigerian Nurse Who Died Of COVID-19 At Queen’s Hospital In Romford London Remembered

A UK-based Nigerian nurse, Onyenachi Obasi, who dedicated her life to her career in nursing has died after contracting coronavirus from one of her patients.

51-year-old Obasi lost her battle to the disease on Wednesday, 5 weeks after being put on a ventilator at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, east London.

Her heartbroken niece, Ijeoma Uzoukwu described her as a dedicated and loving nurse who “gave her life doing what she loved.”

“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.

“She loved her job, but that is what caused her to fall ill in the first place.”

“She told me she had to do it,” Ms Uzoukwu said.

A few days after caring for a COVID-positive patient, Ms Obasi fell ill before eventually being admitted to hospital.

She was subsequently placed on a ventilator for five weeks and was slowly recovering before she caught an infection.

Ms Uzoukwu is organising a fundraiser to help pay for her aunt’s funeral and to also help provide for her 19-year-old son, who is vulnerable and was dependent on her.

She said:

“It was just the two of them, and he relied on her for so much.

“We want to make sure he is taken care of for the foreseeable future and get him the help that he needs. He is a really sweet boy, and he has taken after his mum. He is such a nice boy and he is finding it really hard without her.”

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  1. Gina Udeh

    May 11, 2020 at 6:01 AM

    She killed herself. When they didn’t provide you enough work gear, you should have stayed home woman. May God have mercy on your child

    • Gilly Farley

      May 11, 2020 at 9:51 PM

      How daft you are to have made such a stupid comment.

    • uzoma

      May 13, 2020 at 6:50 AM

      Gina please ask God for forgiveness for making such a careless statement.

  2. Ace

    May 11, 2020 at 8:02 AM

    God will console your family, especially your surviving son.
    It is really tough out there. If after everything we will give praise to God at the end.
    With the reopening of businesses in Georgia, there are new cases of covid 19 patients in hospitals. I just thank God I don’t work directly with patients, but I put my trust in God everyday I go to work. We have to do our best anyway, someone has to be there to care for the sick patients.

    One thing that baffles me is, some of our Nigerians have so much hunger for money, I know two naija nurses who left their jobs in Georgia to pick up contract jobs in New Jersey in the peak of the virus, because they had offer of $10k per week. Why must it be us all the time? Some other races are not too crazy for quick money like we do, all because we trying to live big. My people na small small o.
    God help us 🙏

    • Elugbaju Moyo

      May 11, 2020 at 7:25 PM

      True talk @ Ace, Nigerians are money conscious. For $10K per week, they don’t mind losing their lives. Too bad

  3. Mon

    May 11, 2020 at 8:49 AM

    Over fatigue is another thing that helps this COVID19 to wreak havoc, sleepness night can weaken our defense system, making us vulnerable for virus attack. RIP.

    • Yvonne Omorogbe

      May 11, 2020 at 7:26 PM

      I agree, over working can cause this virus to wreck more havoc. People should learn to take things easy.

  4. Ace

    May 11, 2020 at 10:49 PM

    Yes fatigue kills body immunity.
    Did you guys heard about a mortuary attendant in New York who after working 16 hours at a cremation home, laid on one of the stretchers used to ferry dead covid 19 patients.
    Someone came and ferried him into the cremation room, the fierce fire woke him up, by the time the controllers open the door, he was gone. He didn’t die of the virus, but he died of his own making, only God knows how many days he’s been working long hours and let it got to a point he was too tired, and laid on a dirty stretcher. The other guy who ferried him inside must have been too tired to notice he was still breathing. It was so horrifying, I shed tears for the guy.

    My people, please help out but not at the expense of your own life.
    I do my regular three days a week, it’s enough to keep body and soul together. No extra shifts o!
    My off days I relax in my home minding my family.

  5. uzoma

    May 13, 2020 at 6:56 AM

    @ Ace and Mon you both are correct. Another factor is the consistent call for money from relatives and friends from home. People should learn how to say “I don’t have it” and to those that don’t understand, it might bring you enmity and resentment but who cares?

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