Salamat sa sakripisyo: Boyet Gonzales lauds health workers amid COVID-19 pandemic
Mandaluyong City Rep. Boyet Gonzales paid tribute to healthcare workers serving at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic as the country celebrated National Health Workers’ Day on May 7.
In a privilege speech delivered at the House of Representatives, Gonzales said he personally witnessed the act of heroism of our health workers, doctors and nurses, particularly in the Madaluyong City Medical Center, the National Center for Mental Health, and a private hospital, the Dr. Potenciano Medical Center.
“I saw how the rank and file employees of those hospitals did their duties to care for our patients who are victims of the dreaded disease. Two of them actually died, Dr. Cenobel Licandro Bautista of the Surgical Department and Manny Pacheco, Nursing Supervisor of the Mandaluyong City Medical Center,” he said.
Gonzales said the nation should dedicate May 7 to all health care workers who sacrified their lives and who continue sacrificing themselves to defeat this COVID-19 for the welfare of their fellow men.
“No amount of prize may be awarded to our health care workers whose heroism was used as an instrument of God’s Healing of the Sick,” the lawmaker said.