News – PH – Duque inquired about the status of health worker benefits under Bayanihan 2

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Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara asked Health Minister Francisco Duque III about the status of the distribution of health care benefits for under the Bayanihan to Recover as an Act, or Bayanihan 2

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee wrote on Friday, Jan. March, to Duque to request an update to health care workers’ benefits after protests that some of them have not yet received their statutory allowances and allowances

“This is related to recent messages from health workers at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute expressing concern about their” withheld “meal, transportation and accommodation allowances,” said Angara, who oversees the Bayanihan 2 had sponsored letter in the Senate

He also asked Duque for the Department of Health’s comments on the concerns of health workers

In his letter, Angara stated that the Bayanihan 2 provides for a “COVID-19 special risk precaution” for all public and private health care workers who are in direct contact with or are in contact with COVID-19 patients, which are provided for each month that they serve during the national state of emergency

He also cited the provision on compensation for public and private health workers who contracted COVID-19 as part of the service

The law also mandates the provision of life insurance, shelter, transportation and meals to all public and private health workers during the state of emergency declared by the President, regardless of the community’s quarantine status

A total of $ 135 billion has been earmarked for the provision of these services, as well as the continued employment and recruitment of emergency personnel for the health and expansion of DOH hospitals

The 11 The law signed on September 30, 2020 obliges President Duterte to submit a monthly report to Congress and the Examination Board on its implementation

On 29 On December 20, Duterte signed the law, which would limit the validity and release of funds for Bayanihan 2 until December 30 June 2021 extended

On Thursday, NKTI health workers held a noise barriers to clear the P82 million budget for them for the period Jan. September to 31 December 2020 proposed allowances to request

Every employee should be 38Received 500 pesetas in cash and checks, as reportedly agreed by hospital management and the workers’ union

Sonny Angara, Department of Health – Republic of the Philippines, Francisco Duque III, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Employee Benefits

News – PH – Duque asked about the status of health worker benefits under Bayanihan 2

Source: https://mb.com.ph/2021/03/13/duque-asked-on-status-of-health-workers-benefits-under-bayanihan-2/