Health workers serve as shining light and deserve great gratitude

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Health Care executive secretary Fr. Dan Cancino, has pointed out how health care workers made a huge contribution in taking care of the sick to help them get cured during this time of the pandemic.

According to him these healthcare workers are instruments of the Lord for the patients to fill them with the light of hope.

“Sa panahon ngayon, ang ating pangangalaga sa maysakit ay nagluluningning na. Sa mga nag-aalaga sa maysakit, sa ating mga carers, caregivers, manggagawa sa kalusugan – sa ospital at sa komunidad, maraming salamat sa malasakit at paghahatid ng liwanag ng ating Panginoon lalong lalo na sa mga dumaranas ng karamdaman,” Fr. Cancino told Radio Veritas.

Fr. Cancino acknowledges the sacrifice of healthcare workers and caregivers who offered their time to serve and help cure sick patients from their illnesses.

These past two years of the pandemic, everyone witnessed the valuable contribution of medical frontliners in their response to the contagious and deadly COVID–19.

Some of them lost their lives working to help cure patients and prevent them from catching deadlier diseases,

“We recognize your love and your effort to the sick. Dito natin makikita sa puso ng bawat tao na nandoon pa rin yoong itinatak ng Panginoong Diyos na mangalaga sa kapwa,” according to Fr. Cancino.

Fr. Cancino prays that there would be more caretakers with a good heart to serve as inspiration to everyone in helping cure those who are sick.

The CBCP-ECHC shall disseminate, promote and defend the teaching of the Church on the subject of health care that includes in a special way, attention to and concern for the handicapped, the sick, the aged and the dying. It also helps in fomenting the awareness and observance of Church doctrine on health care and animates and assists Dioceses, Parishes, Schools, Religious Communities, Lay Organizations, health care workers and similar entities, in collaboration with other Commissions in the Conference. It also acts as liaison with the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photo of Fr. Dan Cancino from Radio Veritas)


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