Kazakh residents launch campaigns in support of frontline health workers
The youth of Kazakhstan launched the 'Bowing down to health workers' campaign to thank healthcare heroes during COVID-19 pandemic. Activists of Zhas Otan Youth Organization under the Nur Otan party prepared more than 800 health kits in Almaty that included products for boosting immune system.
"To date, the number of positive cases of infection in Kazakhstan reached tens of thousands. Thanks to the selfless work of health workers, many coronavirus patients recovered. Doctors fight for the lives of people round the clock. Having launched the kindness campaign, we wanted to do something nice and to spread warmth during these difficult times," volunteers said.
The campaign is being held with the support of the Kazakh Interdepartmental Commission to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus. Zhas Otan activists visited the Central City Clinical Hospital, the City Clinical Infectious Disease Hospital and the Children's City Clinical Infectious Disease Hospital in Almaty. All volunteers involved in the campaign were provided with the personal protective equipment (PPE).
Aktau also expressed its sincere gratitude to those who are desperately fighting for Kazakh public health. Portraits of health workers appeared on the city streets. More than 100 billboards were decorated with photographs of those who showed courage fighting coronavirus, including nurses, infectious disease specialists, anesthesiologists, ambulance service team and many others. In total, there are more than 400 health workers in the region who are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease.
"People should know their heroes. It's not only the doctors, but also the orderlies, nurses and laboratory workers. There were even cases when police officers carried patients into the hospital in their arms, after which they too contracted the virus. Everything is fine, they have already recovered. The photographs of the police officers will also be placed here, basically, of all those who have been fighting the current pandemic over the past few months," Mayor of Aktau Nurdaulet Kilybai said.
The work of doctors who fight day and night for the lives of their compatriots and who are away from their loved ones for months cannot be overstated, Kazakh residents say. The most important thing now is to support real heroes of our time in their coronavirus fight. Numerous nationwide flash mobs are also being launched on social media. The health workers, in turn, urge Kazakh residents not to forget about self-protection measures.