4 Simple Ways You Can Support Frontline Healthcare Workers

Suruchi Patwary , 31 Jul 2020
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Exhausted Nurse By eldar nurkovic | www.shutterstock.com

The Coronavirus pandemic has made lives difficult for everyone. So many people lost their jobs, are facing huge financial losses, lost their loved ones, struggling with their mental health and so much more! On the other hand, the frontline workers are putting their lives at risk every single day to win this battle with COVID-19. It isn’t easy for them as not all of the frontline workers have access to the best safety gear and equipment. And if you feel like helping them out but don’t know how-to, we’ve got some suggestions! Scroll down to check out simple ways you can help frontline healthcare workers in these tough times.

1. Provide Meals

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Nurse Eating Takeaway Food S By Syda Productions | www.shutterstock.com

Our healthcare workers are so overworked that they might not even get the time to go buy some food or get food for themselves. And so, what you can do is donate to the organisations that help provide meals to healthcare workers. Or what you can also do is volunteer to bring food from local eateries to them. Check the hospitals near you and let them know you are here to help them in any way you can.

2. Provide PPE Kits

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Doctor In A PPE Kit By Mukesh Kumar Jwala | www.shutterstock.com

A lot of times you might have come across videos of healthcare workers expressing how they are experiencing a shortage of PPE kits or are expected to work without one. And so, this is something you can easily help with. Find hospitals that are struggling to provide PPE kits to their staff, find an organisation that donates masks, face shields, gloves, N95 respirators, and other protective gear to hospitals. Or, you could even make your own PPE gears and donate them. This way, you know there’ll be fewer healthcare workers out there coming in close contact with the virus in an extremely vulnerable state.

3. Donate To Hospitals

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Medical Equipment By Africa Studio | www.shutterstock.com

Local hospitals might not be well-equipped financially to fight against this virus. And so, it is our responsibility as citizens to help our local hospitals get through this rough time. Find out what local hospitals around you are taking donations and talk to them about what type of donation would help them best.

4. Thank Them & Spread The Word

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Man Holding A Thank You Card T By tomertu | www.shutterstock.com

If you feel that you don’t have the means to help in monetary terms, that’s perfectly fine! We’re all struggling in some way or another. But there’s still a way you can help the frontline health care workers and make a massive impact—with your words! Write words of encouragement, use the power of social media to spread the word about the ways how people can help them, thank them every chance you see them. If your neighbour is a healthcare worker, tell them you’re here for them, help them with their groceries, talk to them so they don’t feel too stressed out.

Words can impact in a way that nothing can! It doesn’t cost us anything, but for them, it could save their lives. We’re all one big team and it’s only when we all come together that we can win this fight. It is heartbreaking to see healthcare workers being treated poorly, and if you find someone behaving that way, make sure to sit them down and talk to them. Make them understand how it will do no good and only harm, how selfless our healthcare workers are to risk their lives every single day just to help us live our lives!

We want to thank every single person out there doing what they can to help the world get through this tough time. And we want to let the healthcare workers know that we appreciate them and can never thank them enough!

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