Nurse’s death could be first linked to Covid19

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Nurse’s death could be first linked to Covid19

The Nurses’ Association is deeply saddened by the passing of a nurse attached to the St Ann’s Hospital, whose death has been linked to complications with Covid19.

Shazard Mohammed was laid to rest yesterday and President of the Trinidad and Tobago Nurses’ Association (TTRNA), Idi Stuart, said they cannot confirm that it’s directly related to COVID-19, however, he said “we are aware that he would have contracted the virus…over the course of last year and would have had to be admitted.”

Stuart said “We understand that he would have recovered from that initial infection, however, the complications since then had placed a great strain on his health and unfortunately, after about a three-month battle with those complications he sadly passed away.”

Stuart hopes that the Regional Health Authority gives the nurse’s family the benefits owed to him.

If Mohammed’s death is confirmed to be linked to his Covid-19 infection, Stuart said “it would mean a first for Trinidad and Tobago.”