Our Fighting Frontliners
June 9, 2020
In today’s pandemic, Filipino health workers are pushed to face the global crisis across. This is a duty they have to stand on.
Life was then at ease, until all cities became silent. News headlines sparked the internet with information about the pandemic, which became a challenge for all health care facilities in more than 190 countries and territories.
In cities with millions of citizens moved around, many experienced the harsh reality as old way of living will happen again.
With this, hospitals and health care center were no longer the same as before as the number of cases continue to rise. Medical health care experts also continue to dwindle as many of them became infected, others even succumbed to death just to serve thousand of Filipinos being tested on a daily basis. Hallways and offices turned into makeshift clinics, making the doctors and nurses more vulnerable.
The struggle of Filipino health workers behind a their masks is something that ordinary Filipinos must not neglect.
Data reveal that about 92,700 Filipino nurses migrated from the Philippines to work abroad from 2012 to 2018. It could e said that they are not only serving Filipinos, but they are also risking their lives in other countries as well. They deserve to be fully appreciated.
Most importantly, the status of our health care systems should be prioritized by the government because life is the basic foundation of progress.