While public hospitals are understaffed, government fails to fill some 20,000 vacancies for health workers.
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The 2018 budget for public hospitals was cut by P1.5 billion.
Trainings cost half or even double the salary of a low-wage professional.
On V-day, health workers are not feeling any love from government.
“It would be much better if President Aquino alloted the budget in this summit for the modernization of government hospitals .”
Rank-and-file employees will get only up to 22 percent increase, while the President gets 233 percent raise.
“Its health agenda document, like that of past administrations…is all rhetorics of accessibility and quality health care for the poor, while in reality, the people are left miserable and dying with inadequate health care.”
MANILA – Health workers under the banner of the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) stormed the main office of the Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 27, denouncing its continuing neglect of the public health service system. The health workers lament that the DOH fails in providing adequate health care for the people, and neglects…
Nurses care for sick patients, but government is not caring for them.
“We call on all health workers and the Filipino people to continue the tradition of militancy that brought us the gains and victories in our fight for jobs, salaries and rights. Let us continue the struggle toward a just, healthy and sovereign society.”
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“The anti-people, anti-health worker, pro-foreign capitalist policies of the Aquino government erode the gains we attained in our 30 years of struggle.” – Jossel Ebesate, Alliance of Health Workers