Youth groups, Akbayan Youth, protested to allow detained health workers from leaving their condominium unit, following the complaint of health workers on social media who have been prohibited by a building administrator from leaving their condominium in Quezon City.
“This could be a case of illegal detention, and a clear violation of Quezon City Executive Order No. 26 that prohibits all forms of discrimination against patients and frontliners,” said Akbayan Youth chairperson Dr. RJ Naguit in a statement.
This was the case with Tama Martinez, a nurse, who shared her struggles on social media about her “illegal detention,” along with three other health workers.
The group noted that the head of administration still refused to lift the restrictions even after the patient was confirmed recovered from the COVID-19.
“The way our medical workers is treated in this country leaves a lot to be desired. Aside from not being compensated fairly for the amount of work that they do, they still also have to encounter such experiences that are downright demoralizing,” added Naguit.