Analysis

What is Our Responsibility? Follow the Rules Given

160 doctors and nurses left their homes to spend the next 14 days away from their loved one so that you and I can remain safe.
04 Apr 2020 09:18
What is Our Responsibility? Follow the Rules Given
COVID-19 frontline workers include Police officers (top) manning checkpoints and members of the St John Ambulance. Photos: Ronald Kumar

There are a lot of civil servants such as our doctors, nurses, our defence forces who are doing a lot of good right now.

On the other hand, we also have a few bad potatoes whose actions have cast a dark shadow over the good work that is currently being done.

Police are investing staff of two Ministries- one from the Ministry of Economy and some from within Health and Medical Services Ministry for leaking out information about Suva lockdown as Cabinet was still meeting and for leaking out information about patients.

While there is a world crisis, it in no way gives people a free pass to flaunt rules, law and order. The standard operating practices must be maintained because right now we do not need fear, panic and hatred plaguing our society. We need rationale and common sense to prevail. We need our civil servants to step up and help those who are already doing a good job.

COVID-19 frontline workers include Police officers (top) manning checkpoints and members of the St John Ambulance. Photos: Ronald Kumar

COVID-19 frontline workers include Police officers (top) manning checkpoints and members of the St John Ambulance. Photos: Ronald Kumar

What about us?

160 doctors and nurses left their homes to spend the next 14 days away from their loved one so that you and I can remain safe.

Hundreds of police officers- 40 per cent of our officers within the confined areas have had to leave their loved ones behind as well. They are manning checkpoints, ensuring people do not enter the confined areas, people do not breach curfews, doing everything to contain COVID-19. What is our responsibility? Follow the rules.

That is the bare minimum we can do.

Residents in lautoka getting checked at one of the fever clinics in Lautoka on April 3, 2020. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Residents in lautoka getting checked at one of the fever clinics in Lautoka
on April 3, 2020. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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