A local charity sent 2,000 flowers on Sunday, International Women’s Day, to doctors and nurses at four Hong Kong public hospitals where most patients with the coronavirus have been treated in the past two months.
“Heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all medical professions … Happy Women’s Day!” read the cards sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Queen Mary Hospital and Ruttonjee Hospital, all located on Hong Kong Island.
The group, whose leadership asked they remain anonymous, said it sent the flowers and cards as a token of gratitude and support to frontline medical workers on the day.
Separately, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor joined two top female health officials to visit staff at a temporary hotline centre in the Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory on Sunday. Volunteers at the centre are responsible for tracking down people put under compulsory quarantine.
Lam took the chance to pay tribute to female workers, ranging from frontline paramedics to caretakers and cleaning workers, for their key role in the fight against the epidemic.