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.
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While public hospitals are understaffed, government fails to fill some 20,000 vacancies for health workers.
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“The FNU has been getting reports of LGU nurses experiencing harassment, intimidation and other forms of unfair, even inhuman practices, directly or indirectly related to political dynamics in their place of assignment.”
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“We have the same calls since 1980s but the situation of nurses is still the same.”