British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has hailed 32 NHS workers who have died battling Covid-19. The Health Secretary said his “heart goes out to their families”. Among the workers who died in the line of duty included Areema Nasreen, British Pakistani Nurse who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
Areema Nasreen worked as a hospital cleaner before gaining her nursing qualification in 2019.
British Pakistani Nurse Areema Nasreen, a 36-year-old mother to three children, was described by friends as positive, spiritual, funny and open-hearted.
Despite having no underlying health conditions, Nasreen lost the battle with COVID-19 died on 2 April at Walsall Manor Hospital, in the West Midlands.
The chief executive of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust said Ms Nasreen “always said she was so blessed to have the role of a nurse, which she absolutely loved because she wanted to feel like she could make a difference – and you did, Areema, you will be very sadly missed.”
In a tweet she posted celebrating her graduation at the University of Wolverhampton, she wrote: “Never thought I could see this amazing day. Thank u to Walsall Manor Hospital for believing in me … dreams do come true.”
Never thought I could see this amazing day. Thank u to Walsall Manor Hospital for believing in me. Countles's people one who was me struggle to believe that they have the right to dream. But please follow through, and yes with commitment compassion support dreams do come true. pic.twitter.com/gR2P101B5P
— Areema Nasreen (@AreemaNasreen) April 24, 2019
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