A Mexican nurse filmed a touching video message in the moments before he was to be put on a ventilator during his battle with Covid-19, just hours before his ultimate death the following day.
Nurse Sergio Humberto Padilla Hernandez, 28, from the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, filmed the optimistic message for his loved ones before being put on a ventilator on November 5.
In the footage, the coronavirus patient said no matter what happened, it was not goodbye.
“I want that, no matter what happens, and the prognosis that God has reserved for me, you always remember me for who I was and who I am.
“Because I will come back, this is not a goodbye. I am sure I will come back after a few days,” he said.
“I will see you again, my friends, my family. I love you,” he added.
According to local newspaper Milenio, the nurse succumbed to the virus the following day.
He worked as member of a four-person nurse team at the municipal hospital.
Chihuahua is one of Mexico’s hardest-hit states amid the pandemic. State hospitals have been so overrun with virus cases that they have stopped admitting other patients, local media reported.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has reported just shy of a million official cases of Covid-19 and more than 96,400 related deaths.
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