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Health workers face discrimination by members of the public

Health workers in Belize who are on the front line of this COVID-19 crisis are not being treated fairly.  This time, it’s not mistreatment from the Government or any organization, it is from the public.  In today’s edition of Ask the Expert, the Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero explained that the health workers are being shunned at stores and are being discriminated against.

Health workers in Belize who are on the front line of this COVID-19 crisis are not being treated fairly.  This time, it’s not mistreatment from the Government or any organization, it is from the public.  In today’s edition of Ask the Expert, the Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero explained that the health workers are being shunned at stores and are being discriminated against.

Dr.Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services: “Our health staff has now come to be aggressed  at least in two communities and I need to say that because we are aware that it in San Ignacio particularly and in Corozal we are being told that health staff is not being allowed in the stores to get their groceries, we are being told that people don’t want to sell them food even though they are doing their routine work schedules and we have even issues with transportation where taxi drivers and bus drivers are not allowing health staff to get on board or are not being picked up at all and we really do not expect that to continue to happen because we are expected to carry out our functions so that’s – if we can call out the community that this is not the time I think to be isolating health staff.”