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Areema Nasreen who died after fighting coronavirus symptoms at Walsall Manor Hospital where she was working was described by husband Fasil Tahseen as

"Aimee was determined to provide the best possible care to all of her patients and continued to come to work at a time when others were staying at home and inside".

She went on: "I was even more lucky not only to be her friend but her work colleague as well and I can not tell how many times I saw her fighting for what was right for her patients".

Her dedication to her role and her popularity amongst her colleagues is obvious to see with the outpouring of grief, ' said Mr Beeken. In an NHS press release at the time, she said, 'I cry every morning because I'm so happy that I've finally realised my dream of becoming a nurse'. Hours later, just after midnight, Areema Nasreen, 36, died in intensive care at the Walsall Manor Hospital, West Midlands, where she'd worked.

'You made me the nurse that I am today, with your support, motivation and inspiration I am the nurse that I am today and I hope I can do you proud Areema.

"The generosity has shocked me to the and my 2 sisters and family are so grateful and no one understands how much this means to us when until this afternoon we had no idea someone set the go fund me page up!" "You had so much to live for, I am sorry you didn't get to see your kids grow up and I'm sorry that you didn't get to complete your career". She is critically ill in ICU, on a ventilator and fighting for her life.

She had been on a ventilator in the hospital where she worked. I could go on all day long and have so many things to say but I have to be strong!

"We will forever remember her smile, her concern for her patients and her colleagues, and her willingness to always go above and beyond".

The mother-of-three, leaving behind children aged 8 10 and 17 became the youngest health worker in the country to be killed by the disease
The mother-of-three, leaving behind children aged 8 10 and 17 became the youngest health worker in the country to be killed by the disease

"We will not accept anything less than aprons, gloves and masks for all staff, in all settings", she added.

England's chief nurse, Ruth May, today paid tribute to both women.

"I think it is a testament to every doctor and nurse and paramedic and other health professional who is working in the NHS in these hard times". They were one of my profession, of the NHS family.

The Chief Nurse at East Kent Hospitals Amanda Hallums said that everyone who had worked alongside Aimee were left heartbroken by her death.

On Tuesday, former medical director, Dr Alfa Saadu, who is originally from Nigeria, died after contracting the virus.

Dr Amged El-Hawrani, 55, an ear nose and throat (ENT) specialist at Queen's Hospital Burton, died on March 29.

NHS staff are among the most at risk to contracting the virus. Nurse Thomas Harvey, 57, of Goodmayes Hospital, London, died on Sunday after contracting the virus.



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