‘Life will never be the same’, Alabama University doctor loses his parents to Covid in India in 15 days

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A doctor from Alabama University Hospital lost both of her parents to Covid-19 in India within 15 days.

Pathologist Aysha Mubeen announced the tragic news on Twitter, saying, ‘I lost both my parents in the space of 15 days in India.

“My precious, beautiful mom and dad who made me who I am left me forever,” she said. “Life will never be the same again.”

Alabama University physician Aysha Mubeen lost both of her parents to Covid-19 in India within 15 days

Pathology fellow Mubeen announced the tragic news on Twitter, saying, 'I lost both of my parents in a matter of 15 days in India' (pictured, Mubeen receives Covid-19 vaccine in December)

Pathology fellow Mubeen announced the tragic news on Twitter, saying, ‘I lost both of my parents in a matter of 15 days in India’ (pictured, Mubeen receives Covid-19 vaccine in December)

She described the Covid-19 pandemic as 'a personal tragedy' and said her fingers trembled as she typed the grim message

She described the Covid-19 pandemic as ‘a personal tragedy’ and said her fingers trembled as she typed the grim message

Describing the Covid-19 pandemic as “ a personal tragedy, ” Mubeen said her fingers trembled as she typed the grim message on Twitter.

It is the first announcement she made on Twitter about the deaths of both parents.

Support messages arrived in the mail and several users shared their experiences of losing a parent during the pandemic.

A heartbreaking response was, “I don’t know you, but I was excited to share this. I also lost my mother on April 27 (a day after flying to India) and my father on May 1. Within a week everything fell apart. I wish you peace and the strength to overcome this tragedy ‘.

Another told Mubeen that her parents must have been ‘very, very proud of you … their love for you continues’.

It was not immediately clear whether Mubeen, who lives and works in the US, could have visited her parents in India since the pandemic started early last year.

Mubeen (pictured as a child) gave her parents credit for making her 'who I am' in the heartbreaking Twitter post

Mubeen (pictured as a child) gave her parents credit for making her ‘who I am’ in the heartbreaking Twitter post

A user told Mubeen that she too had lost two parents to Covid-19 in India in a few days and wished her 'peace and the strength to overcome this tragedy'

A user told Mubeen that she too had lost two parents to Covid-19 in India in a few days and wished her ‘peace and the strength to overcome this tragedy’

It was not immediately clear whether Mubeen, who lives and works in the US, could have visited her parents in India since the pandemic started early last year.

It was not immediately clear whether Mubeen, who lives and works in the US, could have visited her parents in India since the pandemic started early last year.

Alabama University's Department of Pathology responded to the heartbreaking post, saying to Mubeen, 'Your family is there for you, you're not alone'

Alabama University’s Department of Pathology responded to the heartbreaking post, saying to Mubeen, ‘Your family is there for you, you’re not alone’

Mubeen studied medicine at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Aligarh, North India, before moving to the US and becoming a resident pathologist at the University of Florida, in Jacksonville.

She joined the University of Alabama’s Department of Pathology in October.

Alabama University’s Department of Pathology responded to the heartbreaking post by saying, “ We are so devastated by this unimaginable loss. Please know that your family is there for you during this time of overwhelming grief and sorrow. We are there for you, you are not alone ‘.

The sad news comes as Indian health officials said a record 4,025 people have been killed by Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll more than a quarter of a million in the fight against a wave of infections.

The number of daily coronavirus cases rose by a whopping 348,421, bringing the total number of cases above 23 million, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

The sad news comes as India's health officials said a record 4,025 people have been killed by Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll above a quarter of a million.

The sad news comes as India’s health officials said a record 4,025 people have been killed by Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll above a quarter of a million.

On Tuesday, India recorded a further 3,876 Covid deaths in the past 24 hours, and an additional 329,942 cases

On Tuesday, India recorded a further 3,876 Covid deaths in the past 24 hours, and an additional 329,942 cases

The recent increase in the number of cases has overwhelmed hospitals and medical personnel, as well as morgues and crematoriums

The recent increase in the number of cases has overwhelmed hospitals and medical personnel, as well as morgues and crematoriums

Even with these depressing numbers, experts believe that official numbers grossly underestimate the true magnitude of the epidemic, and that the actual number of deaths and infections could be five to ten times higher.

India, with a population of 1.4 billion people, is currently responsible for one in three of reported coronavirus deaths worldwide, according to a Reuters report, overwhelming hospital and medical personnel, as well as morgues and crematoriums.

In the capital, New Delhi, many COVID victims are left behind by their relatives after cremation, with volunteers washing the ashes, praying for them and then taking them to the river, rituals usually performed by the family.

Medicines, medical oxygen and vaccines are scarce.

Many states have imposed their own restrictions on curbing infections, and the southern state of Telangana announced a 10-day lockdown on Tuesday.

In New Delhi, many COVID victims are left behind by their relatives after their cremation, allowing volunteers to wash the ashes, pray for them and then take them to the river.

In New Delhi, many COVID victims are left behind by their relatives after their cremation, allowing volunteers to wash the ashes, pray for them and then take them to the river.

Medicines, medical oxygen and vaccines are in short supply across the country in the midst of the latest wave

Medicines, medical oxygen and vaccines are in short supply across the country in the midst of the latest wave

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