To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Saqib Bhatti, Member of Parliament for Meriden has celebrated the contributions made by the incredible women across his Meriden constituency with special thanks given to Solihull’s Director of Public Health, Ruth Tennant.
Ruth is one of the many women who have played an integral role in the community by leading the local response to Covid-19 for residents living in the Solihull Borough.
Nationally women have led the way, from Kate Bingham who heads up the vaccine rollout, to Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer – these women, along with other community heroes, have become amazing role models for the next generation of women and girls across the country.
In support of women in the workplace, the Government has put in place a £160 billion package to minimise the economic downturn and to protect, support and create as many jobs as possible. In addition, funding for Domestic Abuse services has been increased, protecting families and many vulnerable women across the country.
Commenting on the role women have played in battling the virus, Saqib said:
“This International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to say thank you to the women across our community who have played an incredibly important part in the response to Covid-19 – from NHS workers to those caring for loved ones and others in the community.
“I would like to say a special thanks to Ruth Tennant who has led our local response to Covid within the Solihull Borough. Her commitment to supporting residents has been admirable and this International Women’s Day, I want to commend her leadership.
“Without the hard work of Ruth and others, from healthcare heroes to community champions, fighting coronavirus would not have been possible. Women across Meriden have done incredible work in the most challenging of times”.