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Nipah-affected nurse’s letter from deathbed goes viral


 Thiruvananthapuram : A letter written by a Keralite nurse minutes before she died of the ‘Nipah’ virus has gone viral in the social media, leaving people teary-eyed. Twenty eight-year-old Lini working in the Perambra Taluk Hospital in Kozhikode got exposed to the ‘deadly’ virus while treating affected patients. She died on Monday.

Lini leaves behind her husband who works in Bahrain and two sons aged five and two. In her letter to her husband Sajeesh, Lini expressed her pain and anguish that she could not see him again. “I am almost on the way. I do not think I can meet you,” she had said.

She had requested her husband to take care of their children and take them to the Gulf nation with him, reports PTI.

Her relatives could not see even her body, however, they paid their last respects as they allowed the authorities to cremate the body to prevent the chance of spreading the virus.

After coming to know of Lini’s health, Sajeesh had come home two days ago.

Ten persons have so far lost their lives to the Nipah virus, health department sources said. They said two more persons, who are suspected to contracted got the virus, have died.

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