Pope Francis praised the work of nurses around the world on Tuesday, saying the coronavirus crisis had shown how vital their service is, as he appealed to governments to invest more in healthcare.
Every day we witness the testimony of courage and sacrifice of healthcare workers, and nurses in particular, who, with professionalism, self-sacrifice, and a sense of responsibility and love for neighbour, assist people affected by the virus, even to the point of putting their own health at risk,” Francis said in a special message for International Nurses Day.
He said the pandemic had helped the world rediscover the fundamental role of nurses in healthcare, adding that they deserve to be more fully valued and their working conditions improved.
The pandemic had also brought to light healthcare deficiencies in some countries, he said. For this reason, I would ask leaders of nations throughout the world to invest in healthcare as the primary common good, by strengthening its systems and employing greater numbers of nurses, so as to ensure adequate care to everyone, with respect for the dignity of each person,” he said.
In other news – Lockdown reveals Ntando Duma’s hidden kitchen talent – Pictures
Despite how the national lockdown has affected a lot of livelihoods in Mzansi, to a lesser extent, people should also appreciate the time they have stayed at home because it has done something great. You talk of mending broken relationships, people discovering who they really are, a decline in the number of road accidents, only to mention a few.
Among the list of the good the lockdown has done is enabling people to discover their hidden talents at home. Actress, TV host, singer, and entrepreneur Ntando Duma is one of the people who are grateful since she was able to find out that she can bake. Taking to her Insta platform, Ntando shared a couple of snaps showing how happy she was after baking cookies. Read more