Condolences pour in for M’sian nurse in Saudi


  • Nation
  • Monday, 10 Aug 2020

PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian nurse working at a specialist hospital in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, has died but her cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

Nor Afizah Mohd Salleh (pic), 48, who was working at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital had just been transferred from the Riyadh branch when she died on Saturday.

Her cause of death as posted on social media by friends – some of whom are medical personnel – was from a pulmonary embolism (a blockage of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs).

However, it has not been confirmed if this was due to Covid-19.

Kelab Rakyat Malaysia di Riyadh (KRMR), a group of Malaysian citizens working in Riyadh, posted on Facebook that Nor Afizah passed away at 11.30am.

“We received the sad news that a Malaysian who worked as a nurse at the King Faisal Hospital and moved to Madinah (branch), Nor Afizah Mohd Salleh, 48, from Gelang Patah, Johor, has just passed away at the Saudi German Hospital in Madinah.“The deceased leaves behind a husband and two children aged nine and six, ” said KRMR.

Along with her photograph, it was also stated that her cause of death was pulmonary embolism.

Nor Afizah’s sisters, Norhuda and Shida Mohd Salleh, also created a post about her death.

“Al-Fatihah to our late sister Nor Afizah who passed away on Aug 8. God loves you more, ” said Shida.

“You were a very good daughter and the best sister. Now, you are gone and will never return, ” said Norhuda.

Dean, a male senior nurse in Saudi Arabia, posted that a Malaysian nurse who was transferred to the King Faisal Hospital in Madinah from Riyadh died from Covid-19-related complications.

Nor Afizah is expected to be buried at Baqi Cemetery, Madinah.

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