Eye doctor dies with Covid-19 after warning others to take it seriously

Paul Kabasele. (Photo_ Facebook: Paul Kabasele)
Paul Kabasele. (Photo_ Facebook: Paul Kabasele)

A doctor sadly passed away from the novel virus shortly after warning people how dangerous Covid-19 actually is.

Dr Paul Kabasele, an eye doctor originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was said to work tirelessly to improve the eye health of people in his home country, Sky News reports.

Dr Kabasele, who was based in London warned about the dangers of not taking Covid-19 seriously, but died in mid-April at the King's College Hospital a month after contracting the virus, Metro reports.

The father-of-six, who worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital at their Croydon site for over a decade, became ill at the end of March and his condition got worse despite self-isolating.

In astatement, the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said the 58-year-old was a “truly gifted and hard-working doctor”.

“Paul provided an exceptional level of care to his patients, thanks to his warm, reassuring and generous nature,” the statement read.

Having also been a church pastor for over 30 years, Dr Kabasele regularly delivered sermons for the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly in south-east London.

A few weeks before contracting the virus, Paul urged church members to “take the virus seriously” and “not put other lives in danger”.

Rock of Ages said it was supporting the doctor’s family after his death, adding: “We’ve lost a great role model and a father but we’re rejoicing for he has played his part and is now in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Sources: The Sun, Sky News, Metro

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