Nurse Who Treated Nipah Victim Left Heartbreaking Note For Husband
NATIONAL | May 22, 2018:
"I am almost on my way, take care of our children…" wrote Lini Puthussery, a young nurse in Kerala, to her husband before she became the fourth victim of the deadly new Nipah virus. Her body was cremated quickly, so the infection wouldn't spread, and she couldn't see her family.
31-year-old Lini had two little children, aged seven and two.
"Saji Chetta, I am almost on my way. I don't think I will be able to see you. Sorry. Take care of our children properly. Our innocent child, take him to the gulf. They shouldn't be alone like our father. Lots of love…", she wrote in the goodbye note that has been widely shared on social media and has moved many to tears.
Many on Twitter posted their tribute to the young nurse.
"Nurse Lini died in our battle against the Nipah virus. She died trying to save patients infected by it. She was just 31 and was a mother of two little kids. If she is not a martyr, I don't know who is," tweeted Dr Deepu Sebin, chief executive of DailyRounds, a network of doctors.
The hospital confirms the nurse was cremated soon after her death, with her family's consent.