Capi­tol re­views work­ing hours for gov’t doc­tors

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THE Pro­vin­cial Gov­ern­ment is still re­view­ing the num­ber of hours that should be ren­dered by physi­cians to the gov­ern­ment hospi­tals.

Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Pro­vin­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tor said that gov­ern­ment doc­tors are al­lowed to do pri­vate prac­tice but there are some of them sug­gest­ing that they will ren­der 24-hours ser­vice at gov­ern­ment hospi­tals for two days in a week. “That would make them to have pri­vate prac­tice longer than the ser­vices that they ren­der in gov­ern­ment,” Diaz pointed out.

Gover­nor Eu­ge­nio Lac­son would like the doc­tors to ren­der 12 hours per day in two days and ad­di­tional 16 hours or a to­tal of 40 hours a week which is pre­scribed by the Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion.

Diaz revealed that a gov­ern­ment doc­tor earns a monthly pay of P70,000 per month plus a share from the Philip­pine Health In­sur­ance Cor­po­ra­tion which in some is even higher than their salaries.

Diaz also revealed that there are sev­eral physi­cians who were re­trenched from Co­ra­zon Loc­sin Mon­telibano Memo­rial Re­gional Hos­pi­tal who are will­ing to re­place the gov­ern­ment doc­tors if they con­tinue to in­sist on the two days 24 hour ser­vice per week.

How­ever he said the matter is still be­ing re­viewed by the gover­nor.

Lawyers who are em­ployed at the capi­tol also sought an author­ity to do pri­vate prac­tice, Diaz named Pro­vin­cial Agri­cul­tur­ist Atty. Japhet Mas­culino, Pro­vin­cial Hu­man Resource Of­fice Head Atty. Annabelle Palic and Atty. Ju­lia Ann Bedrio, Kath­leen Ann King who are Ex­ec­u­tive As­sis­tants of the gover­nor.

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