People mourn the tragic demise of the benevolent doctor
Jeddah — Relatives, friends, and members of the medical community mourned the tragic demise of Dr. Afaf Felimban. She was a consultant OBGNY at the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh.
Dr. Afaf and Lina drowned at Jeddah Corniche on Saturday while attempting to rescue two girls from drowning.
Dr. Afaf had come to Jeddah on Thursday to visit the family members. Hundreds of near and dear attended janaza prayer for her.
Several mourners lauded the courage of this Saudi hero and her friend. People highlighted the charitable work Dr. Afaf provided to the needy, orphans, and those in need of treatment.
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The family has received hundreds of messages and calls of condolences and expressing sorrow at her departure.
The Saudi medical community also mourned the death of Dr. Afaf, praising her professional skills, dedication, and high morals. The doctor always had exemplary behavior towards her patients and colleagues.
Dr. Suleiman Al-Quwaifli spoke: “Dr. Afaf died while she was giving, as usual, to save two youngsters from drowning. She and her friend Lina. I pray to God to accept them as martyrs.”
Her colleague Al-Maha said: “Dr. Afaf was a great teacher of morals. May God have mercy on the great doctor.” “It is rare to find someone like her, the eyes are tearful, and the heart grieves.”
Abdullah Al-Majiol, another colleague, said: “May God have mercy on Dr. Afaf; how many lives she saved in her clinic. She went out through her efforts to save two girls battling for life in the sea to rise to God as a martyr!”
On her part, Dr. Umm al-Khair said: “I was devastated by the news of the demise of friend Dr. Afaf. Until the last moments in her life, she continued to help people and try to save them.”
Dr. Azzam Al-Qadi said: “Dr. Afaf was known for her medical skills and high morals with her patients and colleagues, and she was a balm for everyone who knew her.”