‘My son insists me to keep him in lap, but I deny with tears’

‘My son insists me to keep him in lap, but I deny with tears’


Father of 10-year old boy urges people to take COVID-19 threat seriously
Srinagar, Mar 9:
Emotions run high in the Isolation ward at Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura here, as a father refuses to leave his 10-year-old son, alone. The boy has tested positive for COVID-19.

“At present I am going through the worst time of my lime. I am trying to keep distance from my son here in same room but at times my son insists me to keep him in lap, but I deny with tears,” the father told Kashmir Indepth News Service over phone from SKIMS.

“My daughter is in quarantine along with my wife at another place. She calls me often and says “(Baba mujay apnay pass lelo yanha mama roti hain), dad take me there, mom is crying, and then my daughter also starts crying, this makes me weep too.”

He said how he can leave his son alone in the ward. “He is too young to be left alone,” the father said.

“My brother-in-law came to visit us keeping at least 20 feet distance. All of sudden when my son saw him, he cried (Mamu) I want to go to home.”
My wife called me and said.“(KYA PATA KAB MILAY APNAY BACHO KAI SAATH AGAR NA MILAY TOU JANNAT MAI ZAROOR. AUR MERAY BETAY KA KHAYAL RAKHNA) “We don’t know when we will meet again, if we won’t meet here we will meet in paradise, take care of my son,”

“He said he has no complaint against administration, doctors, paramedical staff and others at SKIMS.  All are doing tremendous job here. The doctors are cooperative and so are the paramedical and other staffers,”

“I hope my son will get well soon and we all will be together at home again. I appeal people to take COVID-19 threat seriously,” he said.

All the family members of the 10-year-old boy have tested negative for the Coronavirus. However all of  them are in quarantine.