68-Year-Old Doctor Returns From Retirement To Fight The Virus, Succumbs To COVID 19

68-Year-Old Doctor Returns From Retirement To Fight The Virus, Succumbs To COVID 19

This is a sad moment and a time to cherish his courage and sacrifice.

As the pandemic grows exponentially every day and people start shutting themselves indoors, a brave doctor returned to his profession to help the fellow health workers combat the virus and treat people affected by it. Dr. Alfa Saadu, 68, worked at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England and passed away after battling the virus himself for two weeks.

As reported by Metro, his son Dani took to social media and wrote in his honor: "He had been fighting the virus for two weeks but he could not fight anymore. The NHS were amazing and did everything they could. " He added:  "My dad was a living legend, worked for the NHS for nearly 40 years saving people’s lives here and in Africa. Up until he got sick, he was still working part-time saving people."

He wrote: "The coronavirus is not a joke, please take it seriously and listen to the government. Please stay safe and protect your loved ones – nothing is more important."

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the president of the 8th Nigerian Senate also wrote on Twitter praising Dr. Saadu's tireless work. He wrote: Late Dr. Sa'adu provided leadership for our people in the diaspora as he served for many years as Chiarman, Kwara State Association of Nigeria (Kwasang UK). Back at home, he was a community leader and traditional office holder as Galadima of Pategi. He will be sorely missed."

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