OPINIONS Observer: Nobody will be left behind in the battle against coronavirus


Observer: Nobody will be left behind in the battle against coronavirus

By Qin Chuan | People's Daily app

09:52, February 09, 2020


An inspection group dispatched by China’s central government to Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, said all confirmed or suspected patients should be located and treated. Local authorities are to conduct thorough screenings of each patient’s close contacts and anyone else who has experienced virus-like symptoms. 

"Every minute is a life, and medical care must not be delayed. Medical personnel must race against time and provide aid for patients in need," said the inspection group.

China’s Hubei Province has remained the center of the novel coronavirus epidemic. To contain the virus, everyone in the province must contribute in the battle against this epidemic. Such efforts demand comprehensive measures and individual responsibility to prevent the outbreak from spreading. On the path to victory, nobody shall be left behind, and this is how we will win.  

Since the virus outbreak, the CPC Central Committee has attached great importance in safeguarding human life and health. Epidemic prevention and control efforts are a matter of life and death and cannot afford to hesitate or make the slightest delay. The policy of "ensuring every confirmed or suspected patient is located and treated without leaving anyone unprotected" reveals a general concern over patients and a respect for human life.

To ensure "every confirmed or suspected patient is located and attended to without leaving anyone unprotected," we need more advanced procedures and support facilities. Every step must be solid to help doctors and patients in this battle. Whether it’s transferring people to quarantine facilities or providing supplies to medical staff, it is imperative that we work together step-by-step.  

It's a race against time and a fight against sickness. As the saying goes, "Speed is a soldier’s asset.” We have the confidence and ability to defeat this epidemic as long as we rise to the challenges, react faster, and achieve greater immediate results.

(Compiled by Ryan Yaoran Yu and Paris Yelu Xu)

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