Sunday, October 25, 2020

Tributes for Dr. Judson Eneas

Progressive Liberal Party remembers the life of the country’s first physician to die from COVID19

Condolences continue to pour in for the late Nephrologist Judson Eneas, who succumbed after a battle with the coronavirus.

Opposition Leader Philip Davis described the 72 year old kidney physician as a “giant of a man, a Bahamian patriot, a health professional leader, a youth leader and my personal friend and colleague.

“A trained Nephrologist, Dr. Eneas could have taken his considerable professional skills and talents any where in the world, but out of love for country, he chose to return to his home with his lovely wife Marchetta and contribute to the development of our country’s health infrastructure and civic ethos,” the statement said. “As a community, youth, and civic leader, Judson was a founding member of the Delta Lamda Boule, a fraternity that sponsors the Gentlemen’s Club. “His expansive civic work helped to shape a generation of young Bahamian leaders and significantly strengthened our country’s social fabric. “Judson was indeed a man of all seasons, a national treasure and a son of the soil who loved The Bahamas deeply. “His passing has left a huge leadership void and we who remain have a moral responsibility to memorialize his legacy of nation building through love and service.  “He was a good and faithful servant.” It is reported that Eneas died Saturday night in hospital.

Eneas was case #18 who was identified as “male health care worker.” He had no history of travel. He was linked to a previous case, and was subsequently hospitalized.

He is the country’s fifth victim to die from the virus and the first healthcare worker to succumb to the disease.

Earlier in the week, Minister of Health Duane Sands revealed that 5 health care workers were among those confirmed positive for the virus, and 50 healthcare workers had to be removed, isolated and quarantined due to exposure to the virus.

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