Dr. Afaf Felimban, Colleague Drown while Attempting to Save Two Girls in Jeddah Sea

Dr. Afaf Felimban, a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, and her coworker Lina Taha. Dr. Afaf and Lina perished on Saturday, August 6, 2022 AD while trying to save two young girls from drowning on the beach in the Saudi city of Jeddah. They saw the girls fighting for their lives as enormous waves threatened to overwhelm them.

She has a good reputation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Afaf is specialized in the field of IVF, infertility and laparoscopic surgery, in addition to having experience in the medical field for about 23 years, specifically in 1999 AD, and was working as a filmban at Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Olaya Hospital. It is worth noting that Dr. Afaf is an example of a successful and dedicated doctor.

Her nephew, Dr. Mohammed Felimban, described how she traveled to Jeddah last Thursday for the weekend to see her family members in an interview with Okaz/Saudi Gazette. He indicated that a large number of near and dear attended Janaza prayer for her and flocked to the cemetery for her funeral and offered condolences on her tragic departure.

According to Dr. Felimban, Muharram 9, is the first day of mourning for men in Al-Bukhari Mosque while her home in Al-Marjan neighborhood is the place for condolence for women.

He claimed that several mourners praised the bravery of his late aunt and her friend. They talked about the philanthropic services that Dr. Afaf still offered to the underprivileged, orphans, and those who were ill or seeking treatment. Many of her patients recalled how the late doctor assisted them in receiving care so they could become parents. He recalled that the family had had hundreds of calls and letters expressing sympathy for her passing along with condolences.


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The medical community lamented the loss of Dr. Afaf as well, hailing her for her commitment, moral character, and model treatment of both her patients and her colleagues. Many colleagues from the medical community mourned Dr. Afaf and spoke about her good qualities.

“Afaf died while she was at the helm of giving and charity, as usual, to save two youngsters from drowning, along with her friend Lina,” said Dr. Suleiman Al-Quwaifli. I supplicate God to accept them as martyrs and bestow patience and solace to all their family members.

Dr. Afaf was a teacher of morals and when I visited her recently she imparted me several lessons as if her heart was beating with tenderness. May God have mercy on the humane doctor, according to her colleague Al-Maha. May God have mercy on the humane doctor. “It is rare to find someone like her, the eyes are tearful and the heart grieves, and I am saddened by your separation, doctor.”

“May God have mercy on Dr. Afaf; how many lives she saved in her clinic with her scalpel,” another coworker Abdullah Al-Majiol said. She was not satisfied with the rescue operations in the clinic and went out through her efforts to save two girls who were battling for life in the sea to rise to God as a martyr!

Dr. Umm al-Khair expressed her sorrow over the passing of her friend Dr. Afaf, saying: “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.

She was known for her medical skills and high morals with her patients and with her colleagues, and she was a balm for everyone who knew her, according to Dr. Azzam Al-Qadi.



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