It seems ironic, isn’t it?
The online community is singing praises and all about supporting the medical frontliners but then news of these very people being harassed and discriminated have been popping out.
“Tayo po ay nakatanggap ng ilang reports na ang ating health care workers ay naha-harass at nagiging biktima ng krimen,”– Maria Rosario Vergeire, Health Undersecretary
They have been subject to discrimination in their permanent and temporary residence exactly because of their nature of work.
“Naay nag megaphone dri nag announce one time. Ingon siya likayi ninyo ang mga taga sotto kay kana sila dli na sila mag disinfect maayo.”– Medical personnel, VSMMC Cebu City
These health workers who are battling the global pandemic risking their lives and exposing their selves do not deserve this kind of treatment from anyone.
They have families too but are working to save yours. They are already in a lot of stress and anxiety, we should not add to it.
“Sa panahon ng krisis, nananawagan po kami, itigil po natin ang karahasan. Itigil po natin ang diskriminasyon laban sa ating mga health care workers. Bagkus tayo po ay magtulungan para mas mapadali at mas mapalakas pa ang ating laban kontra COVID-19,”– Health Undersecretary
As the threat of the Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 rises every day, the Cebu province has taken a proactive approach and is pulling all stops in protecting the island. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 and its symptoms: https://sugbo.ph/2020/corona-virus-in-cebu/
With this, an Executive Order was issued for the implementation of the drastic but necessary measures to avoid the spread of the virus. For more information, head on to: https://sugbo.ph/2020/cebu-implements-drastic-measures/
If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention, call the local Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice: 0922-397-2334 / 0943-568-3298 / (032) 402-3091 / (032) 402-1269.