The chairman of the organizing committee of the celebrations of 10 June said yesterday that nothing will be equal to before the pandemic. bold programs
The President of the Commemorations Committee on Portugal’s Day, Carmo Caldeira, challenged society and the rulers to start " bold programs" that lead to sustainability in health, social security and the planet. Words given at the evocative ceremony of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities, presided by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and which took place in the morning at Praça da Autonomia, in Funchal. Under a sunny day and before a crowded audience, who did not want to miss the opportunity to attend the celebrations of the Day of Portugal in Madeira [it was to have happened last year but not held because of pandemic], the doctor of SESARAM (Regional Service of Health of Madeira) said it was “our obligation” not to leave the sustainability of health, social security and the planet for future generations. The President of the Republic’s guest to speak at this ceremony marked by pandemic also said that climate change and covid-19 require innovative, consequent and urgent approaches that integrate the human in the planet’s ecosystem. The director of the surgery service of the Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça admitted that it was easier to be in a scalpel in the hand than to speak on June 10. Still, he did not lose the opportunity to warn that we face times of uncertainty, in which each has a role to play for their health and that of others. He also advocated the importance of reconstruction, reintegration and reeducation. In the medical understanding, “educar is an imperative in health”, for whom the management of pandemic implies the “work of all” and the “responsibility of the consequences of decisions taken”. “Inequalities and the degree of social disruption evidenced by pandemic forces us to reflect and mobilize in the preparation of structural policies for the future,” he warned, aggravating that the pandemic crisis has strengthened the “relevance of knowledge”, although science does not always present answers. “It can’t be as before. We must rebuild!”, said Carmo Caldeira. Covid-19 “suspended our lives, our affections, interrupted our dreams, accentuated the isolation of the elders” considered the President of the Organizing Committee of the celebrations of June 10 in Madeira, highlighting the “wealth effort” of health workers and the “important contribution” of the Armed Forces. In the future, the doctor said that there will be no place for apathy
and we’re gone. We must mobilize and promote all efforts," he said, remembering that Portugal is about to complete 900 years and has launched a challenge to Portuguese society and the rulers. We live in awe, whose horizon is only now glimpsed. “But we went and we are bold,” said Carmo Caldeira. The doctor spoke of the difficulties added to the islands and highlighted the fact that Madeirans and the Port-Santenses are humble, stoic and brave people. He spoke of the emigrants around the world and highlighted the importance of these to Portugal.