Son loses life to Covid19 in dad's arms while waiting for medical help

Son loses life to Covid19 in dad's arms while waiting for medical help

- Heartbroken parents are mourning the loss of their son who succumbed to Covid-19 while awaiting treatment

- According to a recent interview, the South African couple explained how their son died in his father's arms at a hospital

- The parents have been left devasted by the ordeal and explained that their lives will never be the same again

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Thumba and Sandra Naidoo have been robbed of the life of their son by the deadly coronavirus that is wreaking havoc around the world. The couple lost their son while waiting for help at a hospital that was filled to capacity.

The Durban couple recently relived the horrible evening after doing an interview about the loss of their son Dineshren Naidoo, a 39-year-old events planner and community worker from Brookdale, Phoenix.

According to his dad Thumba, Dineshren died in his arms on New Year's Day while the two of them were on their way to a bathroom at a hospital. They had been asked to wait their turn to receive help as the hospital was already crowded with people being treated for Covid-19 symptoms.

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Son loses life to Covid19 in dad's arms while waiting for medical help

Dineshren Naidoo lost his life to Covid-19 on New Year's Day this year. Image: @RememberingDineshrenNaidoo
Source: Facebook

"Dineshren needed to go to the toilet and my husband took him back into the hospital. I think his oxygen levels dropped again and he died at the toilet door.
"My husband held him and told him to 'hold on' and that his turn for treatment would be next. But it was too late. I knew my baby was gone," said his mom Sandra in an IOL article.

His parents have described Dineshren as a fit and healthy young man who always took pride in his health and fitness regimes. They said that his death came as a shock to the family as he had no underlying conditions.

In similar news, two young Eastern Cape sisters have tragically passed on days after each other after succumbing to Covid-19-related complications. Bridget and Samantha Stander, who came from Cradock, a small town near Port Elizabeth, died a few days of each other.

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Bridget was only 19 while her older sister Samantha was 27 years old. The news was shared on Facebook by Union High School, a school attended by Bridget, who matriculated from there in 2019.

In the heartbreaking statement, the high school revealed that both sisters had attended Stellenbosch University before their untimely deaths. They also said that Bridget was hospitalised and diagnosed with pneumonia and she passed on 2 January this year.

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