Dimple Arora Chawla, a doctor, was pregnant with her second child when she tested positive for coronavirus in April. Two weeks later, she lost her unborn baby. The next day, the doctor too lost her battle to the virus.
Days before her death, the Delhi woman had put out a video message to her family and friends, urging them not to take the deadly virus lightly.
"I am making this video with great difficulty. I really want to tell each and everyone who knows me, please don't take corona so lightly. Very bad, very bad symptoms. I am not able to speak. But I really want to convey my message to all," she says in a 2 minute 20 second video recorded on April 17.
"Please wear mask. Whenever you go outside, whenever you interact with people, outside and at home, for your near ones' and dear ones' safety," Dr Dimple Arora Chawla says.
The video was shared on social media by her husband and has garnered thousands of messages of condolences.
Speaking to NDTV, Ravish Chawla said he was honouring his wife's last wishes, which was to spread awareness, so that no one takes the pandemic lightly.
"It was in her innate nature to inform people about what precautions they can take. So she had actually made this for our family and friends. But her untimely demise made me post this message to the world so that the world can know that you should not take Covid so lightly," the grieving husband said poignantly.Advertisement
"It was her message and you should be wearing a mask not just for yourself but for the elderly or pregnant women... That was my wife's message. I just want people to know about it."