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

World Cup: Advertisement war continues ahead of India-Pakistan clash

first_imgNew Delhi: The digital war between the fans of India and Pakistan ahead of the World Cup clash between the two teams on Sunday doesn’t seem to end.First, Star came out with an advertisement where an Indian supporter describes himself as Pakistan’s “abbu” (father), referring to India’s domination over their rivals in the showpiece event.In response to that, Pakistan’s Jazz TV used a spoof of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to create hype over the match.After that, another promotional video came which showed an Indian fan shooting down the tyre of a Pakistan supporter’s bike who mocked him while asking for petrol to reach the airport.And now, another video has come in which an Indian and a Pakistani fan are seated at a barber shop. The actor sporting the Pakistani jersey, addresses the Indian as “abbu” and gives him a handkerchief which the latter would be requiring once the Men in Blue lose in Sunday’s marquee clash in Manchester.Agitated by this, the barber gives the Pakistani “the Abhinandan cut” — the signature moustache of the Indian Air Force pilot — instead of a cut like Shahid Afridi.Towards the end of the video, the Indian fan tells his Pakistani counterpart, “This game is so unique. It only takes a day for a father to make his son realize that they cannot win the World Cup. You (Pakistanis) remain content with the tea cup left by Abhinandan.”Tennis star Sania Mirza and celebrity commentator Harsha Bhogle have called the advertisements “cringeworthy” saying there was no need to “hype up” the India-Pakistan match with rubbish.“Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border. Seriously guys, you don’t need to ‘hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! It has enough attention already! It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life!!,” tweeted Sania on Wednesday. IANSAlso Read: India look to extend World Cup dominance over Pakistanlast_img read more