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PremierLeague-News.Com - Dr Saleyha Ahsan’s father Ahsan-ul-Haq Chaudry died on December 28 last year, days before he was due to get the vaccine
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A frontline NHS doctor who lost her father to coronavirus last December has urged Boris Johnson to hold an inquiry earlier to “save us from another winter of hell”.Dr Saleyha Ahsan’s father Ahsan-ul-Haq Chaudry died on December 28 last year, days before he was due to get the vaccine. She believes he might still be alive if the Government had called a lockdown earlier over Christmas.The freshest exclusives and sharpest analysis, curated for your inboxEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.On Wednesday, the Prime Minister told MPs an independent public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic would be held in the spring of 2022. But it could take years to complete and Downing Street has refused to rule out the prospect of reporting back after the next expected general election in 2024 sparking an angry backlash. Dr Ahsan told i the PM risks not learning from his mistakes ahead of another winter and the threat of a possible third wave looming.She said: “Between now and then we’re already talking about a third wave.“So if you were serious about this you would want to learn the lessons now, so you could be ready if and when it happens again. And between now and next spring we have winter frankly, you would want this to happen now so you are ready for winter.“Why do we have to wait 12 months for this? We need to be learning the lessons now.“Get on with it now and save us from another winter of hell from Covid.”Ahsan-ul-Haq with his son Dr Shoaib Ahsan and two of his grandchildren (Photo: Saleyha Ahsan)Dr Ahsan’s father was a retired teacher and father-of-six, with 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He died five days after being admitted to Queen’s Hospital in Romford.All of his children work for the NHS, five of them as doctors.Dr Ahsan was working as an emergency medicine doctor in Bangor, North Wales, when her 81-year-old father fell ill and rushed down to be by his side.
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.“I jumped in my car drove back from Wales, by the time I got home my siblings had driven him in,” she said.“I was working in intensive care for the last year anyway so I went into the hospital and stayed with my dad for five days, I didn’t leave.“It was a terrifying time trying to get him to breathe. The virus took five days to kill him.Ahsan-ul-Haq had six children who all work for the NHS- (Photo: Saleyha Ahsan)“The hospital was swamped like nothing I have seen. It was like a warzone, staff were running around. It was a really eerie time in that hospital and one where just the saddest cloud was hanging over us.”Dr Ahsan, who has campaigned for an inquiry with the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Group, said the delay in calling a lockdown at the end of last year “contributed” to her father’s death.She said: “That lack of lockdown the fact the virus was allowed to take hold and spread in the way that it did is what killed my dad.“The amount of people that will have caught it and will have then died or will have passed it on to someone who then died because the Government didn’t take a hold, didn’t lock down early.“As we know now Boris Johnson wanted bodies piled high in the street before he locked down, well my dad’s body is one of those.”However she is pleased an inquiry has at least been announced and hopes it will be independent as the PM promised in the Commons.She said: “It is obviously brilliant news if it is wholly truly independent, it cannot be anything less than that. You get once chance at this and it has to be done right.”
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