A Ghanaian nurse in the USA has reportedly died from the novel coronavirus.
Freda Ocran was the former head nurse of Jacobi Medical Center’s psychiatric unit in New York City until her untimely death from the virus which is sweeping all across the globe.
According to reports, she was worried that workers at the hospital had not been provided with protective gear against the virus whilst they work.
Unfortunately, it seems her complaints were prescient as she ended up dying from the virus.
Speaking with the New York Post, her son Kwame revealed the concerns raised by his mother before her death.
“She had concerns, especially with working with patients and other staff and how long it was taking to be tested,” Kwame told the Post.
“Without those tests being administered, there’s no way of knowing if she was working with someone who had it or not,” Kwame said of his mother. “She complained and was concerned about the precautions being taken.”
In the wake of Freda’s death, Jacobi nurses held a rally outside the hospital, protesting their superiors and demanding more protective gear so they don’t end up like Freda.
May she rest in peace.