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Gov. 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. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
RelatedPosts Lagos by-elections: APC will be victories — Party chieftain Abia orders mandatory COVID-19 tests after late Commissioner’s result arrives Runaway coronavirus positive case in Aba surrenders self, family to hospital The Abia State Government said on Monday it had commenced investigation into the violent clash that erupted between the unruly fans of Abia Warriors FC and Enyimba International FC of Aba during the Nigeria Professional Football League Week 20 match. The Commissioner for Sports, Emeka Ikwuagwu, who stated this in a statement issued in Umuahia on Monday, decried the incident, which took place at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Sunday. Ikwuagwu stated government’s displeasure over the development between the two sister-clubs. He said: “We wish to express our strong displeasure over the reported violence among fans that marred the match between the two sister-clubs. “While we are currently investigating the root causes of the incident with a view to appropriately sanction the culprits, we wish to call on fans and managements of both clubs to ensure that such incident does not occur again. “The state is proud to be the only one in the federation maintaining two clubs at that level but will not accept unwholesome rivalry between the sister-teams.” Ikwuagwu also stated that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had directed his personal physician, Dr. Mike Enyinna, to offer adequate medical attention to those that sustained injuries during the violent clash. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that crisis erupted in the first half of the game when Abia Warriors won a penalty but failed to convert it. The visiting supporters, who allegedly began to taunt the home team ahead of the penalty kick, were said to have sustained the taunting even after the penalty was lost. The taunting reportedly infuriated the home supporters, who allegedly turned aggressive, after an Enyimba supporter allegedly took his celebration to the home supporters side. It was learnt that following the development, both sides engaged each other in a serious shouting bout that snowballed into the hauling of stones and plastic seats at each other. It was further learnt that the efforts by the Chairmen of the two clubs, Emeka Inyama (Abia Warriors) and Felix Anyansi-Agwu (Enyimba), to quell the clash fell on deaf ears as the exchange of missiles intensified. An official of Abia Warriors said on the condition of anonymity: “It was when Anyansi-Agwu was trying to calm down Enyimba supporters that a stone hit him in the head and gave him a deep cut. “He bled profusely and was taken to a nearby private hospital for first aid and later moved to the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia.” It was reliably learnt that he was stabilised with the aid of an oxygen and later discharged to return to Aba on Sunday night. NAN reports that the ugly incident had never been recorded between the two sister-clubs in any derby since Abia Warriors gained promotion to the premiership in 2013. Both clubs are owned and funded by the Abia State Government.Tags: Abia State GovernmentAbia Warriors FCEmeka IkwuagwuUmuahia Township Stadium
ANTIGUA – The Antigua and Barbuda Government has made a request to Cuba for supplies of the Interferon 2B drug that boosts the immune system, allowing patients who are very sick a chance to recover from diseases like the coronavirus.“The Cuban drug is in great demand at this time, as are others that are being tested on patients. Only one confirmed case of coronavirus has been detected in Antigua, and that 21-year-old patient is recovering. However, should an elderly Antiguan or Barbudan fall ill with the virus, the Cabinet is determined that all will be done to save that life. No death from coronavirus has occurred in Antigua and Barbuda,” a statement issued following the special Cabinet meeting on Sunday read.It said that the Cuban doctors and nurses, who will arrive on Thursday, March 26, are experienced in the management of infectious diseases.Since the release of the statement, Antigua confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19, bringing their national tally to three.