Nurses group lauds new deployment cap on health workers

The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) on Saturday, June 19, lauded the government's decision to raise the annual deployment ceiling for newly hired health workers to 6,500 from the previous 5,000.

6/19/2021 8:44:00 AM

The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) on Saturday, June 19, lauded the government’s decision to raise the annual deployment ceiling for newly hired health workers to 6,500 from the previous 5,000.

The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) on Saturday, June 19, lauded the government's decision to raise the annual deployment ceiling for newly hired health workers to 6,500 from the previous 5,000.

(JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN)In an interview with TeleRadyo, PNA President Melbert Reyes said their group opposed the deployment ban because it is within the right of health workers to seek better opportunities abroad.“It’s good news for us because at least there are health workers who will be deployed abroad,” Reyes said in Filipino.

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“We cannot deprive our nurses [of] looking for better opportunities especially since they can’t find those here in the Philippines,” he added.Reyes also stressed that many health workers want to remain in the country to work if given better opportunities.

“It seems that our nurses are tired of waiting for appreciation from the government and the public,” he added.Citing data from the Department of Health (DOH), Reyes said “the gap between employment is big” and there are nearly 100,000 positions to be filled in government and private hospitals but only very few are applying. headtopics.com

“There are many factors. Do they offer security of tenure? Many nurses do not have the security of tenure, only working under job orders and contracts. Why can’t we give permanent positions to them? So no one would really accept that.” Read more: Manila Bulletin News »

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Philippines raises overseas deployment cap on nurses, health care workersThe inter-agency task force leading the country's COVID-19 response said on Friday it raised the annual cap on the deployment of nurses and other health care workers who want to work abroad. No matter how hard we serve the countrymen but the compensation and good future still plays its vital reason for us to life our life more contented and happy... We don’t settle for less instead we maximize the chances that we encounter.

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