Hundreds of people are losing their near and dear ones to COVID-19, the second wave of which has devastated India. Social media is flooded with emotional posts, heartbreaking stories as the deadly COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the country.
In a heartbreaking post on Twitter, a doctor has shared a story of a COVID-infected woman’s son, who wanted to talk to her one last time.
Son’s painful goodbye to mom
The boy bid painful goodbye to his dying mother by singing a heartfelt song.
“Today, towards the end of my shift, I video called the relatives of a patient who is not going to make it. We usually do that in my hospital if it’s something they want. This patient’s son asked for a few minutes of my time. He then sang a song for his dying mother,” said Dr Dipshikha Ghosh.
“He sang Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Nata Koi. I just stood there holding the phone, looking at him looking at his mother and singing. The nurses came over and stood in silence. He broke down in the middle but finished the verse. He asked her vitals, thanked me and hung up,” she said in another tweet.
“Me and the nurses stood there. We shake our heads, our eyes moist. The nurses went back one by one to their allocated patients and attended to them or the alarms of vents/dialysis units. This song is changed for us, for me at least. This song will always be theirs,” she added.
Twitterati ‘chocked with emotions’
The heartbreaking series of tweets by the doctor has left netizens ‘chocked with emotions’. Doctor Deepshika replied to one of the comments saying “this shouldn’t happen to anyone”.
Further, after seeking permission from the family, the doctor revealed that “the people mentioned here are Mrs Sanghamitra Chatterjee and her son Mr Soham Chatterjee.”
As the family and people prayed for the woman’s recovery, she passed away at the hospital as the doctor offered ‘deepest condolences’.