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‘We waited for nothing’ | Fight for due benefits is also a struggle for justice – health workers

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…

“Under the Aquino administration, public health services are no longer free but they come for a fee.” – Alliance of Health Workers

“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