Kerala Nurse Who Sacrifices Her Life To Save Nipah Patient

“I think I am almost on my way; I don’t think I’ll be able to meet you. Please look after our children. Take them with you to the Gulf; don’t be all alone like our father, please.”

These are the excerpts from the letter written by 31-year old nurse Lini. She died on Monday after being infected of Nipah virus. She wrote this letter to her husband Sajish asking him to take care of the couple’s siblings, aged two and five.

Five-year-old Ridhul and two-year-old Siddharth haven’t been informed of the death of their mother Lini yet. They know that their mother has to work in nightshifts. Hence they are not making a fuss about it, but it’s only a matter of time. Everyone is dreading to face the questions these children are going to raise and has no idea how they can be consoled.

Five-year-old Ridhul and two-year-old Siddharth haven’t been informed of the death of their mother Lini yet. They know that their mother has to work in nightshifts. Hence they are not making a fuss about it, but it’s only a matter of time. Everyone is dreading to face the questions these children are going to raise and has no idea how they can be consoled.

Lini had taken care of Mohammed Sadik, the first victim of the Nipah Virus at Perambara hospital in Kozhikode( Kerala) . According to Sajish, Lini had developed fever a day or two after Sadik passed away. According to her husband Sajish, Lini had developed fever a day or two after Sadik passed away.

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“Saji Chetta, I am almost on my way. I don’t think I will be able to see you. Sorry. Take care of our children properly. Our innocent child, take him to the gulf. They shouldn’t be alone like our father. Lots of love…” she wrote in the note that has been widely shared on social media and has moved many to tears.

Lini Puthussery’s “selfless service will be remembered”: Kerala CM:
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said nurse Lini Puthussery’s “selfless service will be remembered”.

Her body was cremated in an electronic crematorium to ensure that the virus, if present, did not spread further:

After consulting the family, authorities cremated the body in an electronic crematorium. This was done as a precautionary measure to ensure that the virus, if present, did not spread further.
The Perambara hospital has confirmed the nurse was cremated soon after her death, with her family’s consent, and no one could meet her.

When the ambulance staff refused to carry her body on to the vehicle:

Sajish told the media that though they had accepted the government’s decision to quickly cremate her body, they were hurt when some ambulance staff refused to carry her body on to the vehicle. The family finally had to ask for help from the police.

Lini’s children, husband and others who had been in close touch with her are under observation and their blood samples have been taken.