Let us continue treating health frontliners with respect
During this pandemic, many healthcare workers are being pushed to their limits and beyond as they selflessly care for patients.
Since cases of COVID-19 have increased constantly, hospital workers are consequently dealing with a huge influx of patients. The demand for swabbing at testing centres has increased, leaving frontliners in a terrible state of exhaustion. Some workers manning these testing centres, who even spoke to the media, stated that they are understaffed, unmotivated and were not paid for overtime work.
To add insult to injury, frontliners were recently told to hurry up by people waiting in line to get tested! This is the empathy that they get!
Voice of the Workers is aware of the huge workload that is being carried out by hospital workers. Hence, the public must cooperate especially with all frontliners in efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, and not to provoke or challenge them in any manner. Let us not deliberately challenge the patience of the frontline staff.
It is the shared responsibility of every citizen along with the government to lend support to the health workers providing sterling service from frontline during this critical time of COVID-19. Government and the relevant stakeholders should understand that it is impossible to win the battle against coronavirus without cooperation from health workers and other frontline personnel.
Moreover, essential workers are the ones on the front lines every day carrying us through this crisis, and we must ensure their efforts and sacrifices are appropriately recognized. We all should continue to do our part and take the necessary precautions, including routine hygiene and social distancing to suppress the virus.
One thing is absolutely sure: the pandemic is not over yet. Nevertheless, doctors, nurses and healthcare workers truly have become our heroes of this pandemic. However, winning applause and praise is not enough. As long as these workers and others in the frontline continue to work and expose themselves to the virus, they should be properly compensated.