“We hope that Secretary Duque understands that every minute in our lives as health workers matters. Many from our ranks got sick and succumbed to COVID-19 already. We can no longer afford to spend more time to wait in order to get our rightful benefits and demands.”
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The group said that while existing Philippine laws recognize their vital role in providing health services to those in need, their present situation is quite the opposite.
“The patients are increasing but the manpower is not. With this kind of set up, health workers, who are mostly overworked, are vulnerable to mistakes.”
At the Tondo General Hospital, one ward, which has up to 80 patients, has only three nurses on duty.