Mónica García pays tribute to health workers for their work in the pandemic

May 18, 2024 | Current affairs, Featured, Interview, Portada, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Minister of Health, Mónica García, has paid tribute to the healthcare workers who intervened during the COVID-19 pandemic and reaffirmed her commitment to professionals and public health.

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Mónica García pays tribute to health workers

At the event organised by the Spanish Medical Association in remembrance of Spanish medical and healthcare professionals for their dedication during those moments, the minister stressed that “the Spanish Government is firmly committed to caring for its healthcare professionals and protecting public health; because one thing and the other are the same thing: the guarantee of a National Health System of which we are deeply proud”.

To look after health professionals, he said, it is necessary to “treat them well”, providing them with the necessary conditions and environments so that they can do their job well and give free rein to their vocation for public service. It is also a question, said García, of defending public health: “And defending public health means not mistreating it, not tarnishing it or using it for spurious interests,” he said.

In addition, it is also necessary to care for patients and citizens as a whole: “And that means protecting their right to health and accessible and equitable health services”. The Minister of Health stressed that, during the pandemic, health professionals gave their all for others, demonstrating the best values that represent us: “The path of empathy, of solidarity, of caring for others, of the crucial value of the public sector and of living in society,” she said. For this reason, he thanked them for their work and especially remembered those who accompanied many patients to the end of their lives when there was no alternative; those who had hung up their gowns and put them back on to lend a hand; and those who had put them on for the first time and lent a hand like everyone else.