Mindanao Times

BARMM hires 100 midwives


COTABATO CITY — A total of 111 new midwives will soon serve communitie­s in the provinces of Maguindana­o and Basilan, the health ministry of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) said.

Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan, regional health minister, led Tuesday the oath-taking and orientatio­n ceremonies here of 73 hired midwives who will be fielded in their respective communitie­s in the province.

Also appointed were 10CM

newly-hired personnel for the region’s Ministry of Health (MOH) office. On the same activity, 38 midwives from the province of Basilan and Lamitan City also took their oath-taking Tuesday before provincial health officials.

"Our goal is to equip all barangay health stations in BARMM with complete facilities and equipment where we deploy our newly hired midwives," Dipatuan said.

Dipatuan noted that among MOH-BARMM's programs is the Midwife in Every Community in BARMM (MECBA), which aims to capacitate all barangay health stations with the deployment of competent midwives.

The MOH-BARMM also plans to hire more midwives for other parts of the region as it encourages applicants to become part of human resources for health and deployment programs.

MECBA head Ehsan D.

Paudac said that members of the MECBA-1 and MECBA-2 batches will receive PHP10,000 each as Emergency Relief Assistance Allowance (ERRA) provided by MOH-BARMM.

BARMM comprises the provinces of Maguindana­o, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Basilan and Lanao del Sur; the cities of Marawi, Cotabato and Lamitan; and the 63 villages in six towns of North Cotabato. (PNA)

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