Cebu lawyers condemn discrimination of medical personnel

LAWYERS in Cebu condemned the discrimination and violent attacks against health workers serving sa frontliners in preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Cebu.

In a statement, officials of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu Chapter denounced the action of certain individuals and groups for prohibiting doctors and nurse from entering their subdivisions for fear of contracting Covid-19.

"In these extraordinary times of this novel virus, let us not allow our fears to rob us of our humanity. We suppose that precautions are being taken by these frontliners to ensure that they do not become carriers of this viral disease. After all, it is their lives and the lives of their family members which are at stake. We should find ways to suppport our frontliners, and not to shun them; to defend, and not to discriminate," the IBP's statement said.

The IBP also committed to protect medical frontliners from discrimination through legal means necessary.

"This is the least we can do for the very people who are protecting us from-and fighting against-this unseen enemy of mankind," the statement added. (JKV)


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