Siti Sarah Raissuddin was a Malaysian singer Known for her ballads such as Kesetiaan and Semakin. Siti Sarah died of COVID-19 three days after giving birth. She died on Monday, August 9, 2021, at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Siti Sarah was eight months pregnant with her fourth child. Her son, Ayash Affan, was delivered via C-section on August 6, 2021, two days after she was hospitalized and put in an induced coma.
A week before her death, Siti Sarah was very active on Instagram looking healthy as she shared recipes and make-up tips.
Siti Sarah died aged 36. She is survived by her four children and comedian husband, Shuib Sepahtu.
How did Siti Sarah die?
Siti Sarah’s husband, Mr Shahmira Muhammad, has confirmed that she died of COVID-19 and added that his wife who was not vaccinated received treatment late.
Malaysian singer Siti Sarah, who died from Covid-19 three days after giving birth, was not vaccinated and received treatment late, according to her husband.
Mr Shahmira Muhammad, who uses the stage name Shuib Sepahtu, recounts how a private hospital couldn’t admit her wife because there were no beds left for Covid-19 patients.
“I wanted to take my wife to a private hospital, but they were full. Then it occurred to me that no amount of money could save my wife. This is what happened”, Straitstimes quoted Mr Shahmira.
He added: “My wife wasn’t vaccinated… The infection had spread to most of her lungs. All her organs could not function well.”
Mr Shahmira also disclosed that his wife, whose death devastated her fans, had been experiencing low oxygen levels at home, but he had dismissed the readings.
“I made a mistake. If you have Covid-19, make sure you have an oximeter. When your oxygen level is 95 and below, don’t wait. Go straight to the hospital. My wife said her oxygen level was 93, 94. I told her it was okay. I was too slow in taking her to the hospital. And now she is no longer here.”
Mr Shahmira has also revealed that their three children were also confirmed to have contracted the virus and his brother is currently hospitalized with Covid-19. He added that their maid who contracted the virus first by shaking a friend’s hand died last Friday.