Wanted ng DoH: 25,000 health workers
Kasunod ng rekomendasyon ng World Health Organization (WHO), tatanggap ang Department of Health (DoH) ng 25,000 health workers.
Sa isang panayam, sinabi ni Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial na nangangailangan sila ng mga nurse, doktor, midwife at iba pa.
“In our 2018 proposal, we included around P9 billion in the budget, hiring around 25,000 new health providers…. Because the recommendation of WHO, you have to have a team at the primary level to address the healthcare needs of the public. And you need around 24 varied healthcare providers for every 10,000 population. Currently, we only have 14,000 for every 10,000 population at the frontline,” lahad ni Ubial sa “MB Hot Seat” sa Manila Bulletin nitong Biyernes.
“We’re hiring varied professionals, doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, med-techs, iba-iba ho. But the majority are nurses. Around 22,000 are allocated. Currently we have 15,000 nurse deployment program applicants and hires but in 2018, that will increase to 22,000. About 7,000 increase,” aniya.
Nagdagdag din ng bakanteng posisyon para sa mga doktor.
“For doctors, we are currently hiring around 300, and we will increase that to around 500 by 2018,” aniya.
“They can apply in our regional offices across the countries…. The hiring period is now up to December. The deployment is January to December next year,” dagdag pa ni Ubial.