Gov. Wolf Statement on Commitment to Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Pennsylvanians During COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgGov. Wolf Statement on Commitment to Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Pennsylvanians During COVID-19 Pandemic March 30, 2020 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today released a statement on his commitment to ensuring all Pennsylvanians receive fair and equitable access to lifesaving health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. His full statement is here:“Pennsylvania’s standards of care – in times of crisis and not – are based on an ethical allocation framework, meaning care is provided equitably across all populations without regard to patient age, race, gender, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status. We follow the provisions set forth in the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) and advise any Pennsylvanian who feels they or a loved one have been discriminated against in any way to contact the PHRC.“I will not tolerate discrimination in allocation of lifesaving resources based on any factor including, but not limited to age, disability and socioeconomic status to Pennsylvanians seeking medical care in our commonwealth. This belief is something I hold and expect at all times, but especially during this public health crisis. William Penn founded our state on tolerance and acceptance and that is a tenet we espouse today and every day. It is especially important in these unprecedented times when we all must work together to support each other.“I am committed to protecting all Pennsylvanians affected by COVID-19, and we will not discriminate in this fight.”Disability rights groups and the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee under the Department of Human Services have advocated for a clear policy prohibiting discrimination in the allocation of resources should the pandemic cause healthcare needs to exceed capacity. Governor Wolf and his administration have committed to establishing policy that strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability or socioeconomic status in this fight against COVID-19.View this information in Spanish here.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Area Boys Soccer Sectional Championships

first_imgArea Boys Soccer Sectional Championships.Saturday  (10-11)Class 1A @ Shawe Memorial.  Friday  (10-10)Southwestern  4     Shawe Memorial  0Class 1A @ Lawrenceburg.Lawrenceburg  3     Rising Sun  0Class 2A @ Rushville.Richmond  5     New Castle  3Class 2A @ South Dearborn.East Central  2     Jennings County  0Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

Chivita Supports Youth Development through Sports

first_imgIn furtherance of its continued support for sports and commitment to youth development in Nigeria, Chi Limited recently participated in the finals of the just concluded Lagos State Principal’s Cup.Renowned to be one of the biggest grassroots football competitions in Nigeria, the tournament comprises inter-secondary school soccer amongst schools in Lagos. Shola Olaogun, a student of Onitolo Grammar School, Surulere Lagos, thanked the management of Chi Limited for also identifying with the Lagos State Principals’ Cup and the opportunity it brings. According to Chi Limited’s head of Marketing, Probal Bhattacharya, “for us at Chi Limited, we recognize the power of sports for social good. Our support for sports in Nigeria is predicated on its hugely positive impact on development goals including improving health, education and community cohesion as well as communicate important messages to a range of different audiences.Through our flagship brand Chivita 100 per cent fruit juice, we shall continue to offer refreshment and nourishment necessary for youth development and sports”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more