House urged to add more benefits, SRA for workers

1/24/2022 7:00:00 AM

Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Ray Villafuerte is calling on the House of Representatives to back President Rodrigo Duterte in granting

Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Ray Villafuerte is calling on the House of Representatives to back President Rodrigo Duterte in granting extra benefits to healthcare workers. Read it here:

Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Ray Villafuerte is calling on the House of Representatives to back President Rodrigo Duterte in granting

He said the release of P1.185 billion for the special risk allowance (SRA) of medical frontliners is a measure to recognize their sacrifices to fight COVID-19.“Congress can go one step further by passing the bill institutionalizing this allowance and other benefits for our medical frontliners,” Villafuerte said.

He was referring to a consolidated bill in Congress, of which he is one of the principal authors designed to provide insurance coverage, special risk allowance and other benefits to healthcare workers.The measure, a consolidation of several bills on the grant of SRA and other benefits to health workers, is still at the committee level.

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He said the release of P1.185 billion for the special risk allowance (SRA) of medical frontliners is a measure to recognize their sacrifices to fight COVID-19. “ house-to-house campaign will be very effective para accessibility at meron din po tayong mga kababayan na talagang nahihirapan sila lumabas, nahihirapan pumunta sa vaccination sites [in terms of accessibility and we also have countrymen who really have difficulty going out, traveling to vaccination sites],” Nograles said in a radio interview. “Congress can go one step further by passing the bill institutionalizing this allowance and other benefits for our medical frontliners,” Villafuerte said. 21, that an additional funding amounting to P1. He was referring to a consolidated bill in Congress, of which he is one of the principal authors designed to provide insurance coverage, special risk allowance and other benefits to healthcare workers. “ ’Yung hindi makakapag biyahe. The measure, a consolidation of several bills on the grant of SRA and other benefits to health workers, is still at the committee level. Although restricted in homes, they are allowed to go out within their barangay, subdivision or village for outdoor exercise activities.

ADVERTISEMENT The President has approved the release of P1. He emphasized the need for cooperation between the national and local governments as well as the general public to achieve the country’s vaccination goals. “Overall, the DBM released a total of P11.185 billion from the 2021 contingent fund to pay the SRA of medical frontliners. To ensure there is always enough funding for health workers’ benefits, Villafuerte said Congress must swiftly approve the consolidated bill that aims to provide insurance coverage, SRA and other benefits. Duterte’s directive comes as the country grapples with a spike in Covid-19 cases anew. Benefits under the consolidated bill, including House HB 10365 that he authored, cover both public and private healthcare workers, and would be granted to them during the period of the state of national calamity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, he said. 1, series of 2016. Villafuerte also filed a related measure, HB 9670 seeking to amend the existing Magna Carta of Public Health Workers by increasing the rates for their overtime pay and other incentives and benefits. “It’s really for the protection of those unvaccinated,” he said. A rapid antigen test result may be allowed in the event that the RT-PCR test result is not yet available.

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