Sad news dawns in New York as the city’s top medical doctor- Lorna Breen- who was at the forefront in the US in the fight against coronavirus commits suicide.
Dr. Lorna Breen was a medical director of the emergency department at the New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in Manhattan. She Succumbed to death from self-inflicted injuries on Sunday, police reported.
Her father, Dr. Phillip Breen, told the New York Times, “She tried to do her job, and it killed her.” Lorna died at the age of 49 years.
The United States has recorded a total of 1, 010507 coronavirus cases. With 56,803 deaths across the country, out of which 17, 500 are from the New York City.
Dr. Lorna Breen tested positive for coronavirus
The death of the Hero comes as a huge surprise and loss to the family as the father says her daughter had no history of mental health. She died in Charlottesville in Virginia, where she had been staying with her family.
Her father says that Lorna Breen tested positive for coronavirus. She stayed ill with the virus during her work after about a week and a half of showing signs of recovery.
The hospital had sent her home again, before the family interceded to bring her to Charlottesville, said her father.
The father, Dr. Phillip Breen, says that he last spoke with her daughter, and she seemed isolated. Lorna told him how coronavirus patients were dying before they could be removed from the ambulances. Many patients in New York City have lost their lives to the deadly coronavirus endemic at the hospital in Manhattan.
“She was truly in the trenches on the front line. Make sure she’s praised as a hero. She’s a casualty just as much as anyone else who has died”
Sadly remarks from the father, Dr. Phillip.
Lorna’s life and duty before the time of her death
According to the NYC newspaper, Dr. L. Breen was a devout Christian who loved her family. She was a passionate skier who also loved salsa dancing. She was also active in the community works and once in a week volunteered at home for the old.
The New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, in an official statement, said:
“Dr. Breen is a hero who brought the highest ideals of medicine to the challenging front line of the emergency frontline.”
Announcing her death, the Charlottesville Police Department described Dr. Breen as a “hero” who fought on the frontline in fighting the virus. And she will be remembered for that.
The police department said that after a call for help on April 26, Dr. Lorna Breen was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, where she succumbed to self-inflicted injuries.
The police head of the department said in a statement:
“The healthcare professionals and first exposers are not immune to the mental or physical effects of the current pandemic. Daily, these professionals operate under the most stressful of circumstances. And the coronavirus has introduced additional stressors.”
Said Police chief, RaShall Brackney
Coronavirus pandemic has killed many heroes, many of our beloved mothers, fathers, and siblings. And the call to take control measures and stop the spread is what can be done to help contain the virus until the vaccine is developed.