The nurse who “devoted his life to work” died after testing positive for the corona virus.
Melujean Ballesteros, 60, worked at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington for 12 years before dying killer bug on Sunday, April 12.
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This brings the total number of frontline medics who have died from co-19 in the UK to 40.
Paying tribute, Melujean colleague, nurse Faz Ghooloo, said: “Melujean is a kind-hearted person who devotes his life to his profession as a nurse.
‘NEVER COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYTHING’
“He always smiles and he never complains about anything. Now is a difficult time for the NHS but this never slows it down.
“He is always ready to treat patients with care, kindness and affection.
“Unfortunately time and the Covid-19 virus have defeated it and we lost one of our own.”
A Gofundme page it has now been established in the name of Melujean and hopes to raise funds to pay for his funeral.
The page reads: “In his memory, we want your generous and generous donations to enable us to offer our best bye to one of our NHS heroes, with pride and honor in the great work he has done.”
He added: “We said goodbye to him today but we will never forget it and [all the] little things that are unique to him like cheesecake, food, smile, generosity, hard work, kindness, humility, tenacity, support, and countless talents that he has. “
So far, more than £ 5,000 has been collected to give the nurse the shipment they deserve.
It came after Frightened medical staff asked for more protective equipment last night – because eight health workers died because of Covid 19.
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Nurses Sara Trollope, 51, Julie Omar, 52, and Gareth Roberts, 63, Among the latest victims.
Likewise, Elsie Sazuze, 44, and Filipino hospital porter Oscar King Jr. Death brought the total NHS and care workers to 39.
The Royal College of Nursing union tells members they have the right to refuse to work if they feel unsafe. And nurses who have lost colleagues write letters to hospital bosses demanding better protection.
The letter added: “The loss of our beloved colleague, John Alagos, places us in a difficult situation to be removed.
‘ALL WE HAVE A PLASTIC APRON’
The cause of his death is still unknown and it makes us all worry to work further in the ward with this minimum PPE. “
A nurse, who did not want to be named, claimed that they had to reuse a aprons and plastic masks.
Medical personnel said: “John has not worn a proper mask – none of us, even since he died.
“Two days ago they even stopped giving us the full dress that had been provided before.
“What we have now is a plastic apron that covers the neck to the knees. And we have a mask but it’s not good enough.
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Meanwhile, the son of a top medical worker who died after warning the government about the lack of PPE for frontline NHS workers said he was “100 percent” believes that the shortcomings make the heroes lose their lives.
Intisar Chowhury, 18, appeared on Good Morning Britain today to talk about the death of his father Dr. Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, who lost his life last Wednesday after contracting the corona virus.
Five days before the 53-year-old man was admitted to the Queen’s Hospital in Romford, east London, he had pleaded for “proper PPE and recovery” to “protect ourselves and our families”.
The Ministry of Health today confirmed 11,329 people now die from the corona virus in England.
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