BY ONLINE REPORTER
The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (Zimrights), has paid tribute to health care workers across the world as the globe faces its worst epidemic in the form of Corona Virus (Covid-19), which has so far claimed over 14 000 lives, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The epidemic, which started in China last December, has so far spread across the entire world, and WHO, in its latest situational report, says the global risk is still very high.
In the face of the unprecedented disaster, medical professional across the world have had to grapple with high volumes of patients, with some of the worst affected countries like Italy having to import doctors from Cuba.
In less developed countries like Zimbabwe, medical professionals have had to make to do with limited resources, a situation that has been compounded by an apparent lack of government commitment and prioritization of the health sector.
It is with this background that Zimrights, as part of its #BeTheChampionm4Rights campaign, is paying tribute to all medical practitioners for their role in dealing with the pandemic.
“At a time when our world is threatened by a ruthless pandemic that knows no race, gender, political affiliation or any such boundaries, you (in reference to medical practitioners) have become our champions. Zimrights salutes all the healthcare workers across the world for putting their lives on the line in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. You are our Champions,” reads part of the tribute message.
In addition, and as part of their campaign for the global recognition of the selflessness of healthcare workers, Zimrights is inviting members of the public to send tribute messages to medical practitioners via their Whatsapp number +263714724133 or on their Facebook and Twitter handles, using the hashtag #BetheChampion4Rights.