By Andrea Aro
The Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC) on Monday denounced the harassment and discrimination against its healthcare workers amid the new coronavirus pandemic.
“Reports of verbal and physical abuse, refusal to extend basic services, refusal of entry in checkpoints, and eviction from their communities have been circulating,” the CGHMC said in a statement.
According to the statement, some people imposed hatred against their healthcare workers and frontliners due to lack of information and empathy.
The CGHMC assured the public that its healthcare workers are taking all the necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
“We would like to assure everyone that healthcare workers are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure effective infection prevention policy,” it said.
The medical center has an adequate supply of PPE’s for its doctors, employees and service workers.
“We strictly abide by the Infection Control Guidelines and Standards adopted from the Department of Health, World Health Organization, and the Center for Disease Control,” it added.
The CGHMC urged the public to work together and stop the discrimination against healthcare workers and frontliners as they are risking their lives with limited resources.
“Instead of fear and discrimination, let us work together to protect and support one another, With respect and compassion to our healthcare workers, we will combat and win this pandemic together. Please stay calm, healthy and stay at home to be safe,” the CGHMC said.