Médico venezolano muere en Chile por COVID-19


El Dr. Audy Atay, originario de Venezuela, dio su vida para tratar pacientes en medio de la pandemia en Chile. Desafortunadamente, el Dr. Atay en medio de la batalla comenzó a sentir los síntomas de la terrible enfermedad y el 15 de junio falleció días después de ser hospitalizado. El Dr. Atay fue el primer medico extranjero en morir en Chile por Covid-19.

Audy se vio obligado junto a su esposa e hijo (Brigit y Fouad), a migrar a Chile en febrero del 2018. Allí comenzó el proceso para validar sus estudios de medicina, después de mucho esfuerzo comenzó a ejercer en el Centro Medico del Trabajador y dando consultas domiciliarias justamente meses antes del inicio de la pandemia.

Audy fue un padre y esposo ejemplar, y un gran hombre de Dios. Audy deja un legado de fidelidad, servicio, sencillez, y humildad.

Su esposa e hijo están en una situación vulnerable, Audy era el pilar y fuente de ingresos. Su familia necesita ayuda para enfrentar el dolor de haberlo perdido y pagar los gastos hospitalarios.

Aunque el monto total de la atención hospitalaria que recibió Audy asciende a 18.947.000 CLP (equivalentes a $23.000 USD), el copago que deberá pagar  Brigit es de aproximadamente $10.000 USD.

English
Dr. Audy Atay, originally from Venezuela, gave up his life to care for patients during the pandemic in Chile. While on the front lines, Audy contracted COVID-19, and after days of fighting for his life in hospitalization, on June 15th, 2020, Audy passed on to eternal life. Audy was the first foreign doctor to die in Chile from COVID-19.

 In February 2018, Audy, his wife Brigit and son Fouad were forced to immigrate to Chile due to Venezuela’s economic crisis. Upon arrival to Chile, Audy began the long, painstaking process of validating and transferring his medical studies and licenses. After a tedious effort, Audy began practicing in Chile’s Worker's Medical Center and giving home consultations months before the start of the pandemic.
 
Audy was a noble, humble, true man of God; a loving father and husband. Audy leaves a legacy of faith, meekness and service for his family and loved ones. 

This shocking grief has caused for wife Brigit and son Fouad to enter a financially vulnerable situation, as Audy was the main source of income for the family. We are praying for financial provision for the Atay family and trusting in God’s will and hand over this sudden grief. 

Although the total amount of hospital care Audy received amounts to CLP 18,947,000 (equivalent to $23,000 USD), the copayment to be paid by Brigit is approximately $10,000 USD.

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