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Father Wrote Woeful Goodbye Note To Family From Covid-19 Hospital Deathbed In Perak

Father Wrote Woeful Goodbye Note To Family From Covid-19 Hospital Deathbed In Perak

The family was unable to keep the note as it might be contaminated.

Akmal Hakim

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A father wrote a woeful goodbye note to his family from his hospital deathbed before succumbing to Covid-19.

58-year-old Ahmad Bin Ahmad Taib reportedly died from coronavirus on Wednesday (19 November 2020), alone and separated from his loved ones at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) in Ipoh, Perak.

He was the 325th person to have died from Covid-19 in Malaysia out of the total 329 recorded fatalities thus far.

Ustaz Ahmad had scribbled his final words dedicated to his wife and children on a piece of scrap paper, asking for forgiveness and for the family to take good care of themselves.

Please pray and keep performing solat hajat (special prayers). Forgive Abah, take care, everyone.

Wrote Ahmad in his note.

His absolution was shared by his daughter, 32-year-old Syafiqa Humairak on Facebook, posting images of the letter which was held by a healthcare worker wearing full-body personal protective equipment (PPE).

This is the final note from Abah before he was put to sleep last Monday. I cried every time…

Wrote Syafiqa in he Facebook posting.

Syafiqa, who resides in Penang, told reporters that the family was not allowed to keep her father’s handwritten note as it may be contaminated and infectious.

She shares that her father, who had a history of kidney disease, tested positive for Covid-19 on 12 November and had been treated in quarantine. As his condition deteriorated, Ahmad was unable to talk and had written the note before he was sedated.

The family also managed to share one final video call with their Abah, before he was put to sleep.

Syafiqa said that she was the only one able to attend her father’s funeral as many of her family members were infected and under quarantine.

With her father’s passing, Syafiqa asks for the public to not take the pandemic lightly and abide by Covid-19 guidlines.

I was the only one who could attend the funeral. It is sad because I couldn’t kiss him for the last time. I could only watch him from afar. Covid-19 is no joke and no one is immune. It only took a week for the virus to kill my father. I hope people will take this virus seriously and observe all the safety measures set by the Health Ministry.

Said Syafiqa via NST.

On social media, a number of Ustaz Ahmad’s companions shared their own special tributes in memory of his passing.

Ahmad was finally laid to rest at the Jalan Bendahara Muslim Cemetery in Ipoh.


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