A family member of a mother-of-5 who succumbed to Covid after she gave birth to their baby girl, but didn’t get to hold it, has made an urgent appeal to the authorities to give her the vaccine. 

Saiqa Parveen, 37, from Ward End, Birmingham, was eight-months pregnant when she contracted the virus on September 14 but as her conditioned worsened, she was taken to intensive care where she tragically passed away on November 1.

Saiqa had previously refused the vaccine. Doctors tried to save her life, and she was induced by an emergency caesarean on September 26. 

Tragically, Dua Maryam’s mother-of-5 was unable to be present for her birth at Good Hope hospital, Sutton Coldfield, as she was on an ‘intubator in intensive’.  

The family of Saiqa Parveen (pictured), a mother-of-five who died of Covid in hospital after giving birth to her daughter she never got to hold have issued an urgent plea to 'get the jab'

Saiqa Parveen, a family member of five who succumbed to Covid while in hospital following the birth of her daughter that she didn’t get to hold, has made an urgent plea for help to “get the jab.”

Saiqa, 54, had signed documents that allowed her doctors to carry her child if her condition deteriorated.

Meanwhile, her husband Majid Ghafur, 40, told Sky News ‘she didn’t even know if she’d had a baby girl or a boy’. 

He said, “It’s very tragic, very sad.” This was shocking. I was shocked that she didn’t get a chance, even for five minutes, to speak to me about her daughters.

He stated that the tragedy had impacted his family’s lives ‘completely’, and that he felt left wondering ‘how can I duplicate this?

Her devastated brother, Mr Mughal, said the mother-of-five had been ‘offered the vaccine in the summer’ but was waiting until she’d delivered her baby to have her jab, according to Birmingham Live.

Now, he is urgently urging those who haven’t received the Covid jab against the virus to do so immediately. 

Speaking in the wake of his sister’s death, he said:  ‘For God’s sake, get the vaccine. You will either save someone’s life, or lose your entire family.

Majid Ghafur (40), her husband and five children, Noor (12, Imaan, 11 and Hibbah (8, 8 and 6), and Dua (6, their baby) are gone.

Saiqa (left) leaves behind husband Majid Ghafur, 40, (right) and five daughters Noor, 12, Imaan, 11, Hibbah, eight and Ayesha, six - and newborn baby Dua, who she never got to hold or see

Saiqa's husband Majid Ghafur

Saiqa (left), leaves Majid Ghafur (right), her husband of 40 years, and five daughters Noor (12, Imaan, 11 Hibbah, 8 and Ayesha (6 – as well as a newborn baby Dua who she has never had the chance to see or hold).

She said her brother, who was also a victim of the disease, that Saiqa and her children were able make one last Facetime call to their mother, in hospital, after they had recovered from it. 

“One hour prior to her death, her children face-timed her, saying, “Get up Mummy,” we were waiting for you. We love you. Why aren’t you getting up?”

He said, “They were in tears and they were praying.”

Saiqa also suffered from life-threatening sepsis, which was a serious condition that can lead to death. She also had two holes in her lungs and double pneumonia.

Staff at her hospital allowed her husband’s taxi-driver husband to meet her on October 21, but she was later informed by them that she was very ill. She then died on Monday, just before 10pm.

It was announced last week that 13 pregnant women died of Covid in July. This is according to a new study. Ministers are being urged to increase vaccination rates for expectant mothers.

Saiqa Parveen died at the Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield (pictured) earlier this month

Saiqa Parveen (pictured above) died in Sutton Coldfield at the Good Hope Hospital.

According to data from the MBRRACE UK study at Oxford University on maternal health, around 85 percent of fatalities resulted in unvaccinated mothers.

It is higher than that of the initial and second pandemic waves, in which nine to 11 pregnancies died and jabs weren’t yet available.  

The Guardian was also informed by experts that jab centers are refusing to admit pregnant women despite the evidence that they are safe.

Ministers are being urged to prioritize reaching people who have not yet taken up their jab, as booster uptake efforts will likely lead to more deaths and hospitalisations.   

Nearly a fifth (55%) of Covid patients are pregnant women that haven’t been vaccinated.

Medical experts urged hesitant mothers-to-be to get the Covid jab – warning they put themselves and their babies at risk of severe illness and death by not doing so.

Officials blamed ‘anti-vaxxers” for informing falsely that the jabs are dangerous to pregnant mothers.

NHS England reported that 17% of Covid patients treated with a special pulmonary-bypass machine by NHS England were mothers-to be who had not been vaccinated.

Also, data showed that 32% of females between the ages of 16 and 49 were pregnant. This machine is used to treat patients whose lungs have been so severely damaged by Covid that they cannot use ventilators.