Described by the health department as “the first batch of fund transfers,” the P311.79-million ($6.2 million) SRA funds is a measly 2.6 percent of the unused P11.9-billion ($238.2 million) allocated for health workers’ Special Risk Allowance and Hazard Pay, which the Commission on Audit recently flagged.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Health workers continue to protest against the refusal of the Aquino government to release their hazard pay and other benefits. In a statement, the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) said health workers have been appealing to both the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Budget…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño urges his fellow lawmakers to withdraw support from privatization of public hospitals.
By INA ALLECO SILVERIO
“Under the Aquino administration, public health services are no longer free but they come for a fee.” – Alliance of Health Workers
By MARYA SALAMAT
“In the end, this planned sale of Welfareville may just diminish the public mental health services into mere psychiatric desks in various hospitals, or the mental hospital may end up privatized.” – Rey Quinto, employee of National Center for Mental Health
Lung Center employees demand their rightful benefits Halloween trick-or-treat style
(Click to view larger image. Photos by Lovely Tangal )
By MARYA SALAMAT
The House of Representatives approved a P200m ($4.6m) addition to the DOH budget and P400m ($9.2m) for government-owned and controlled corporation hospitals, as a result of the intense campaign of progressive health groups for a higher health budget.
TEXT AND PHOTOS BY GREGORIO B. DANTES Jr.
A meager P18.65 ($0.42) per day is the equivalent of the ten percent increase to Salary Grade I government employees, which includes health workers in public hospitals. BY RONALYN V. OLEA (Bulatlat.com) Volume VIII, Number 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 Jamil Dionisio has been working as nursing attendant for 15 years at the Lung Center…