Nurse on frontline of Covid-19 shares heartbreak of not holding baby

Nurse on frontline of Covid-19 shares heartbreak of not holding baby

- A male nurse's daughter was born less than 24 hours after his government announced the closure of all schools nationwide

- The nurse, who is originally from Mauritius, is now working night shifts with some of the sickest Covid-19 patients in the hospital

- When he returns home during the day he has to self-isolate from the rest of his family and can't hold his baby girl

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With the Covid-19 pandemic raging acreoss the world, it has become hard for medical staff to interact fully with their families.

A nurse in Dublin has had to restrain himself from holding his newborn baby due to the nature of his job.

Nurse on frontline of Covid-19 shares heartbreak of not holding baby

A nurse has narrated the struggle of not being able to hold his newborn baby due to hospital duties. Photo: The Irish Times
Source: UGC

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According to The Irish Times, Yogesh Bhurtun, a nursing assistant at Dublin’s Mater Hospital, became a father a month ago.

His daughter Tanvi was born less than 24 hours after the government announced the closure of all schools nationwide due to the spread of the coronavirus.

After the birth of his daughter, he was unable to visit during the five days his wife Manisha spent at the maternity hospital.

He spent the following two weeks at home helping to look after Tanvi and his five-year-old daughter Yashika.

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Ongoing back to work, his ward had been converted into a specialised area for patients suffering from coronavirus.

The nurse who is originally from Mauritius is now working night shifts with some of the sickest Covid-19 patients in the hospital.

When he returns home during the day he has to self-isolate from the rest of his family and can no longer hold his baby girl.

According to him, his five-year-old daughter understands what has been going on and she has been keeping her distance from him.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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