On 24 June during an Opposition Day debate, Rushanara urged the Government to ensure that weekly testing is in place for all NHS and social care staff. This will help combat the spread of the virus in hospital and care settings, making work safe for our NHS, care staff and patients.
On 25 June in the chamber Rushanara urged the Government to recognise all of the hard work undertaken by these workers by properly funding our NHS and care system. She said: "We need a resilient, well-resourced NHS and care sector where staff are properly rewarded and recognised." Rushanara's speech was covered in the East London Advertiser, and the Daily Mail which focused on the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on BAME NHS and care workers.