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18 June 2021

Prime minister awards Belarusian medics

Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko has bestowed state awards on healthcare workers, BelTA has learned.

Roman Golovchenko said: “I am glad to carry out an important mission: present president's commendation letters to the people, whose vocation is the practice of medicine. In this chamber are the best representatives of the medical sphere, people whose experience, competence, professionalism and diligence deserve praise. You've earned the gratitude of those you treat, rescue, put on their feet, and return to the ranks. It is the noble part of the profession you've chosen as a life policy.”

The prime minister drew attention to the complicated nature of medical jobs and the high cost of errors. “This profession requires exceptional diligence, deep professional knowledge, constant efforts to master new treatment methods and new technologies. Apart from that, times are complicated now: all of us and medics in particular have to fight the coronavirus pandemic. It requires special dedication. Medics are doing their best to save human lives,” he noted.

Roman Golovchenko continued: “I am glad to have this opportunity to thank the entire medical community, wish them strong health and inspiration, happiness and wellbeing on the eve of their professional holiday. May you always be warmed and strengthened by the gratitude of your patients.”

The prime minister presented president's commendation letters to more than 20 healthcare workers.

Belarusian Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich and Chairman of the Belarusian Trade Union of Healthcare Workers Vyacheslav Shilo also presented awards to medics. In particular, winners of the Doctor of the Year 2020 contest were awarded. The other awards included a Florence Nightingale Medal and the lapel pin “For work in the name of life”.

Source: БелТА

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