BC United statement on World Health Day

BC United statement on World Health Day

VICTORIA (April 7, 2020) — BC United Health Critic Renee Merrifield released the following statement today for World Health Day:

“Today, on World Health Day, we join people around the world in honouring our healthcare workers who have made countless sacrifices to combat COVID-19. We want to say ‘thank you’ to all those in our own province, from nurses and doctors, to administrators and caregivers, who continue to keep us safe during this difficult time.

“This year’s theme for World Health Day is ‘Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone,’ and it is a call to combat the inequality that still exists in our world, much of which has been highlighted by the pandemic. We know that across the globe, and even within B.C., everyone does not have the same access to the medical care they need and more steps must be taken to combat health inequality.

“We have an opportunity to reflect on the past year, what we have learned, and how it has impacted us here at home. How this has affected our seniors, our mental health, those experiencing homelessness, First Nations communities, and of course, those on the front line — risking their own health for the sake of ours.

“Today, let’s take the time to thank those who have made sacrifices to keep us safe and healthy over the past year, and reflect on the steps we need to take to create a fairer, healthier B.C. for everyone.”