- A renowned Free State doctor, Dr Mohammed Bobat, has passed away after contracting the coronavirus
- A heartbreaking video shows Dr Mohammed's colleagues paying tribute to him in the hospital's hallways
- The video quickly gathered over 57 000 views and it broke South Africans' hearts
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The medical professionals on the frontlines in the fight against the coronavirus are risking their lives on a daily basis.
However, sadly some of them contract Covid-19 and it ends up killing them. The Free State lost a renowned doctor who worked in the Bongani Regional Hospital and Mediclinic.
A video was shared on the @CovidSupportSA Twitter page showing colleagues paying tribute to the late doctor as his body was transported through the hospital hallways.
The post was captioned:
“'Dr Mohammed Bobat worked in Bongani Regional Hospital and also at Mediclinic, Welkom - he was well-known in medical circles and he had a persona of his own, simplicity was his hallmark. We have lost another brave and selfless soul to #Covid19inSA. May he rest in peace."
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Take a look at the post below:
South Africans were heartbroken over the video and they sent their condolences to Dr Bobat's family.
Those who knew him also shared their views on his death.
Mantsoareng Marotholi, who goes by the Twitter handle @mantsoareng, commented:
"I bet the atmosphere in theatre won't be the same any more... Jokes and laughter always. Farewell Dr Bobby."
Another tweep, @Nhla_nhla2, added:
"This video proves the seriousness of this pandemic. Lost two cousins in one month."
Social media user, @LJ_Malepanyana, wrote:
"He was a dedicated Dr, when my mother told me this morning she said her is broken as the doctor looked well after my younger bro after being involved in a car accident. A very passionate doctor, may he rest in peace."
Bess Morgan, @BessMorgan6, said:
"This video really shows how difficult the pandemic must be for all hospital staff. Thank you one and all for all your courageous hard work. Condolences to his family."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on another healthcare worker who died. Richards Bay nurse, mother of two, and loving wife, Chantal Naicker, has been laid to rest last week.
The funeral, which took place at Netcare The Bay Hospital where Sister Chantal worked, was attended by family members and colleagues alike.
Standing side by side while respecting social distancing measures, the family members and staff watched the funeral procession.
Led by a lone piper and followed by an ornate carriage with transparent windows displaying her beautiful white casket, the final moments of her last time being at the place she dedicated many years of her life to was swiftly over.
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