An Italian doctor has described the heartbreaking final moments of how dozens of coronavirus patients say goodbye to their family members before they succumb to the deadly virus.
Doctor Francesca Cortellaro, who works at Milan’s San Carlo Borromeo hospital witnessed how patients saying goodbye to their relatives before they die alone.
The doctor: ‘You know what’s most dramatic?
‘Seeing patients dying alone, listening to them as they beg you to say goodbye to their children and grandchildren.’
She added: ‘They are lucid, they do not go into narcolepsy.
It is as if they were drowning, but with time to understand it.
‘When they are about to die, they sense it’.
And describing the moment where she did her best to help the critically ill grandmother, she said: ‘I pulled out the phone and called her on video.
‘They said goodbye. Soon after she was gone.’
The doctor added that she now has a long ‘farewell’ list of similar calls which she has helped patients to make.