The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) has commended efforts of healthcare workers across the country in the battle against the novel Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Adesuwa Urhoghide-Edigin,President of MWAN Edo state branch disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Benin.
“In commemoration of the 2020 May Day celebration (Workers Day),I want to appreciate health care workers who are in the frontline of Covid-19 pandemic”.
“This day is unique as our state and the nation battles against the Covid-19 pandemic. The health care workers are the Frontline workers in this fight.
“We are the superheroes and medical women all over Edo state are in this fight to eradicate this scourge”.
“We also commend all the efforts of all health workers in Edo state”.
“We have been amazed and we are proud of every one of us. We commend our members serving in various state commitees and in other capacities”,she said.
Urhoghide-Edigin commended the efforts of the state government in the fight against covid-19 and pleaded for its sustenance.
According to her, Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria Edo state would continue to assist and support the government in fighting the spread of Covid 19 through sensitization among others.
“We recommend that this momentum is kept. After visiting some markets to give out free facemasks and Sanitisers, we also recommend that the market women adhere to practicising social distancing of at least 3-6ft apart. Mwan Edo has put it’s team to monitor the visited markets and ensure social distancing”
“This challenge facing us would strengthen the healthcare sector and strengthen us a people in Edo state”.
“Times maybe tough for health workers and especially for us medical women who have to function in so many capacities, but we are built with resilence and we shall all overcome.,”Urhoghide-Edigin said.
She called on government to continue providing PPEs for all healthworkers to ensure their safety.