British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday expressed his gratitude to the staff of the National Healthcare Service (NHS) after being discharged from a hospital where he had been treated for the past few days after having tested positive for COVID-19.
NHS is a publicly funded healthcare system of the UK.
In a video message on Twitter, Johnson said he had left the hospital after a week and showered praises upon doctors, nurse, cleaners, healthcare workers, pharmacists and all the people associated with NHS.
Sharing the video message, the British PM tweeted: ‘It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life. The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past.’
Johnson specially mentioned about the names of two nurses in his video message-Jenny from New Zealand and Luis from Portugal.
He said that they stood by his bedside for 48 hours ‘when things could have gone either way’.
He said that the NHS staff kept putting themselves in harm’s way and kept risking the deadly virus.
“It is thanks to that courage, that devotion, that duty and that love that our NHS has been unbeatable,” he said.
On March 27, Johnson has revealed that he has tested positive for coronavirus through a tweet.
“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this,” he had said earlier.
It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life.
The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/HK7Ch8BMB5
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 12, 2020