COVID-19: Two health workers pass away

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr James Fong. Picture: ATU RASEA/File

Two health workers have recently lost their lives due to COVID-19.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong this evening.

“It, therefore, is deeply saddening that I announce today the passing of a fellow health worker whom many of us knew and loved. She was 44-years-old and was going through a pregnancy when she turned positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately, she also had other pregnancy-related complications,” he said.

“Delivery by Caesarean section was done to facilitate the baby’s survival and our colleague’s critical care. Unfortunately, our colleague passed away on Wednesday, the July 21 from complications of COVID-19, despite the best efforts of the attending physicians. Her baby has recovered well and is in stable condition,” he added.

“In the past weeks, a fellow doctor also succumbed to COVID 19 and we may, unfortunately, see more of our fellow health workers and front liners get severe disease in the near future. Our sympathies are extended to all those who have lost loved ones and those who are living through anxiety and fear for loved ones during this difficult time.”

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