More than 7,000 public health nurses may are in danger of losing their jobs due to looming cuts in the budget of the DOH, Recto bared.
MANILA, Philippines — More than 7,000 public health nurses may are in danger of losing their jobs due to looming cuts in the budget of the Department of Health (DOH), Senate President Pro Tempore
Recto said one of the major programs to be severely affected by the budget cut is the Human Resource for Health Deployment Program (HRHDP).
“There is, however, a pledged augmentation of P7 billion from the MPBF. Adding the two will bring to P9.45 billion the possible funding for HRHDP,” he noted.
“Add the 6,322 nurses to be funded by MPBF and the potential total comes up to 10,186 hired and rehired in 2020,” he said.
Nurses wouldn’t be the only healthcare professionals expected to be affected by the budget cut, Recto said.
This would mean that 10,921 health personnel employed under the HRHDP may lose their jobs, Recto said.
This, Recto added, would require adding P6.55 billion to the program’s P9.45 billion indicative budget.
“The budget cut, however, points to a great retreat. The usual pretext of absorptive and procurement problems on why the cuts have to be inflicted, and why critical personnel have to be excised from the communities they serve, does not apply in this case,” he added. /gsgRead more: Inquirer
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