Former Senator Bongbong Marcos
By Junex Doronio
AS THE COUNTRY observes the National Hospital Week, from August 6 to 12, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. urged for a sort of “tender loving care” for the distressed health workers who are in the frontline in the battle against the novel coronavirus disease.
Marcos made the appeal as the Department of Health on Friday expressed confidence that the hospitals in regions nearby Metro Manila would readily lend a hand if in case the medical centers in the National Capital Region would be overwhelmed by the number of COVID-19 patients.
“Karapat dapat na natapat ang ating pagdiriwang ng National Hospital Week sa hinihingi na ‘timeout’ o panahong magpahinga ang ating mga health workers. Ito ay mahalagang paalala sa sakripsyo at tapang nila sa harap ng panganib,” Marcos said.
The former senator deeply appreciated the sacrifices of the health workers, specially the doctors and nurses.
“Ang ating healthcare frontliners ay nasa kritikal na kalagayan. Ilang linggo nang puno ang ating mga ospital at pagod ang mga health professionals, huwag na nating hintayin pang wala nang matatakbuhang saklolo,” Marcos noted.
Instead of castigating those who blatantly violate health protocols, Marcos called for sobriety and self-discipline.
“Pairalin ang disiplina at i-pulis ang ating mga sarili! Ang ating kalayaang makagalaw at makapaghanap buhay ay di dapat abusuhin at limitahan pa rin sa mga esensyal na gawain. Ito ang maitutulong natin para makabuwelo muli ang ating mga frontliners,” Marcos said.