February 11, World Day of the Sick, was an opportunity for representatives and volunteers of the Red Cross Tuzla to mark the occasion by arranging special visit to the Clinic for Pulmonary Diseases, University Clinic of Tuzla. Their visit included sharing gifts to our patients suffering from illnesses and undergoing hospital treatments.
“It is a nice gesture of the Red Cross representatives to, as a way to observe the day, bring attention to the needs and rights of patients, because all of us will at some point experience a critical time during a lifetime and become the patient. Also this day reflects on the role of health care professionals and caregivers and promote their importance.” said Dr. Dženan Halilović, MSc., head of the Clinic for Pulmonary Diseases.
The World Day of Sick, 11 February is an international day of raising public awareness of those suffering from illnesses. An observation of the day is started by Pope John Paul II in 1992 with intention to promote the value of human life and the right to access quality healthcare.