Health facilities, especially hospitals, are facing substantial workforce shortages.
Even if we consider only the current circumstances, we must not forget about the people on the people who are relying on the people’s hospitals for their healthcare.
Our health professionals and workers have made heroic efforts during the pandemic and have worked for the containment, treatment and prevention of the COVID-19 virus. Thanks to their efforts, our country overcame the first and second wave of the pandemic. Moreover, they have undertaken this work at risk of their lives. Their profile in the public’s mind has increased significantly.
public health practitioners are urged to practise medicine without considering political affiliation to lengthen lives, improve the quality of lives, and ensure that no one is left behind.
Now, there are substantial health challenges due to the CDM movement in which many health professionals are taking part. As the people’s hospital is not a financial burden for them in compared with the cost at the private hospitals, the people put their healthcare in the hands of the public health practitioners, and the practitioners have to ensure their well-being by identifying, preventing, treating, and, ultimately, eradicating diseases.
We believe that public health practitioners have the potential to meet these challenges.
The coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Like other countries, our country is reeling from the effects of the pandemic response as well as trying to recover from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Primary care is the cornerstone of the health service. Hence, since 8 February, the Ministry of Health and Sports has urged the public health practitioners to return to their mother units in consideration of the healthcare challenges being faced by the people.
Medical professionals have to take the Hippocratic oath and use it as ethnics as well.
With the oath-taking, they have to declare their commitment to assume the responsibilities and obligations of the medical profession and have to promise that they will, to the best of their ability, serve humanity—caring for the sick, promoting good health, and alleviating pain and suffering.
Hence, public health practitioners are urged to practise medicine without considering political affiliation to lengthen lives, improve the quality of lives, and ensure that no one is left behind.