A young Indonesian doctor has died of COVID-19 ahead of his wedding day.
One week before his tragic death, Michael Robert Marampe revealed on Instagram that he is “one of the COVID-19 victims” in Indonesia.
He reportedly received treatment in the ICU of the RSUP Persahabatan hospital in East Jakarta where he said on social media: “For me, being a doctor is something to be proud of as it allows me to serve patients and help many people. There’s no regret.”
The same day, Marampe posted a photo of him posing with his fiancee and “guardian angel” who he had been with for the past eight years.
He said: “Thanks to my fiancee Tri Novia Septiani. You are the most beautiful gift in my life. I love you always.”
The social media post would be his last.
After Marampe succumbed to COVID-19, his fiancee said on Sunday that she was immensely proud of him and she promised to finish the song they were working on together for their wedding.
The couple had planned get married on 11th April before postponing their big day due to the pandemic.
She said: “I love you so much… and I know you loved me too. See you again, my dear.”
According to local media, Marampe is one of at least 40 healthcare workers, 24 doctors and 16 nurses, who have died of the virus in Indonesia, according to the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI).
The country announced its first two cases on 2nd March.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Indonesia has registered 9,511 cases of COVID-19 and 773 related deaths.
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