P Peter (NHS Hero) paid a high price for misguided policies and guidelines
E Envisioned retirement to spend quality time with his extended family
T Talented Doctor, Gourmet Chef, Sketch and Oil Painter — to name a few
E Educated and/or entertained aspiring medical specialists far and near
R Real irreparable loss to patients, friends, family and community
P Pote Pote Kyee (see “Cho Cho Hlaing”)
E Enthusiastic learner and practitioner (see “Aung Jee”)
T Took care of parents of relatives, patients and friends (see “Min Ko”)
E Ever smiling and helpful (see “Ye Myint”)
R Rural doctor with a huge heart (see “Vicky Bowman)
Sad Loss that might have been prevented
Dr. Khin Tun (Peter) served as Associate Graduate Dean at Oxford University from 2012 – 2016. He worked at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for 20+ years.
Sadly, he passed away on April 13, 2020 due to COVID-19 infection. He was the first doctor from RBH Trust to pass away in the line of duty. Due to misguided Policies and Guidelines, Peter lost his life at the tender age of 62. Thanks in part to interviews by Minko and Ye Myint, RBH Trust initiated an inquiry into the loss of Peter.
Peter was looking forward to retiring in a couple of years and spend quality time with his extended family.
His paternal grand mother lived up to 94.
His father celebrated his 90th birthday in 2019. He used to sit in the garden every evening talking with someone and taking his daily dose of medicine. After learning about Peter’s untimely demise, he was devastated for three days. He no longer had the desire to sit in the garden. He lamented that he had no one to talk to. Ye Myint told his father that he will call from UK daily.
His mother passed away a few months short of her 89th birthday. She and Peter are both January born. Peter would fly back to Yangon almost every year (for the past decade) in time for his mother’s birthday. They would perform dana together mostly at Chan Myei Yeiktha.
Three uncles and two aunts are in their 80s.
Relatives and friends mourn the loss of Peter and miss his compassion, help and smiles.
We cannot get Peter back, but we hope other medical staff in the front line fighting the invisible enemy would not have to suffer the same fate as Peter.