Pope praises nurses’ role in fighting coronavirus

Written by on May 12, 2020

Pope Francis has praised the work of nurses around the world, saying the coronavirus crisis had shown how vital their service is, as he appealed to governments to invest more in healthcare.

Francis in a special message today for International Nurses Day, stated that the pandemic had helped the world rediscover the fundamental role of nurses in healthcare, adding that they deserve to be more fully valued and their working conditions improved.

According to the Vatican leader, the pandemic had brought to light healthcare deficiencies in some countries, he said.

He also asked leaders of nations throughout the world to invest in healthcare as the primary common good, by strengthening its systems and employing greater numbers of nurses, so as to ensure adequate care to everyone, with respect for the dignity of each person.

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