Villanueva renews call to lift deployment ban on health workers

"There is no doubt that our healthcare workers will choose to stay and serve in our health centers and hospitals if they can be assured of job security and sufficient salaries and benefits," Villanueva said in Filipino......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 16th, 2020

DOH rejects business groups’ bid to ease face shield requirement at work sites

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) rejected on Saturday a call from some business groups to exempt factory and office workers from wearing face shields at work, saying personal protective equipment (PPE) remains crucial in fighting the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) despite improving public health indicators. “We will not compromise [on] this position […] The post DOH rejects business groups’ bid to ease face shield requirement at work sites appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Duterte allows more health workers to leave

More healthcare workers may work abroad as the government has eased the ban on the deployment of health professionals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Duterte eases deployment ban on health workers

Duterte eases deployment ban on health workers.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Overseas deployment of health workers now allowed, Palace says

Malacañang on Monday announced that nurses with complete documents as of August 31 may now leave the country for work. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Options mulled over health workers’ deployment ban

The government’s pandemic task force has provided President Duterte options on how to deal with the concerns of health workers covered by the deployment ban, a Cabinet official said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Deployment ban on health workers may be eased

Deployment ban on health workers may be eased.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

Binay to POEA, IATF: Lift deployment ban on healthcare workers

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) -- Senator Nancy Binay today urged the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Di.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Sen. Nancy Binay pinababawi na ang deployment ban sa healthcare workers

Hinikayat ni Senator Nancy Binay ang Philippine Overseas Employment Administration at ang Inter Agency Task Force na bawiin na ang deployment ban sa healthcare workers. Diin ni Binay walang karapatan ang gobyerno na pigilan ang mga health worker kung nais nilang mag-trabaho sa ibang bansa para buhayin ang kanilang pamilya. Aniya kung magmamatigas naman ang […] The post Sen. Nancy Binay pinababawi na ang deployment ban sa healthcare workers appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

‘Healthcare workers have proven their worth’

Former National Task Force Adviser Dr. Tony Leachon on Tuesday reiterated his call for the total lifting of deployment ban among healthcare workers as he told the government that they have already proven their worth. Leachon rued that despite having proven such, medical staffers are still neglected by the government by offering low salaries. “They […] The post ‘Healthcare workers have proven their worth’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Recruiters want deployment ban on health workers lifted

Insisting the country has no shortage of healthcare workers, the local recruitment industry yesterday pressed anew for the resumption of deployment of newly hired Filipino nurses abroad......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Only 25 nurses applied for DOH emergency hiring program

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday reiterated the call for nurses affected by the deployment ban to help in attending to COVID-19 patients on the local front, saying only 25 of them have signed up......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Medical professionals allowed to go abroad

The government has relaxed its ban on the overseas deployment of nurses and health workers by allowing those with existing contracts as of March 8 as well as those bearing employment certificates from the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency to leave the country to pursue their careers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

Deployment ban on health workers eased anew

Deployment ban on health workers eased anew.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

Philippines reiterates deployment ban on health workers as flights resume

The Philippines, home to thousands of nurses abroad including in the UK and US, is restricting deployment of health workers to save up manpower at home......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

PNP won’t call for timeout

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa has ordered an evaluation of health workers within the PNP, but ruled out calling for a timeout similar to the appeal made by medical frontliners as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Health workers: Only a plea for help, not a call to revolt

Health workers said Monday they never called for a revolution when they urged the government to bring back stricter quarantine restrictions, contrary to a rant Sunday night by President Rodrigo Duterte, who said they should have written him a letter instead of making a public statement......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

Archdiocese of Manila suspends public masses amid medical groups’ ECQ appeal

MANILA, Philippines – The Archdiocese of Manila will suspend all public religious activities from Aug. 3 to 14, in response to the call of health workers to place Metro Manila under the the more stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status anew due to rising coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The announcement was made by Bishop […] The post Archdiocese of Manila suspends public masses amid medical groups’ ECQ appeal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Robredo cites gov’t data showing COVID-19 response is not working

Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo on Sunday pointed at government data to prove her claim that it’s doing something wrong in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) “Iyong datos—at ang datos galing sa pamahalaan—iyong datos ang ating basehan kung bakit natin sinasabi na kung ano iyong ginagawa natin ngayon, hindi siya nagwo-work,” she said on her radio show. Robredo reiterated her call on the administration to reassess its policies and improve in areas where lapses have been committed following the request of frontline health workers to revive strict lockdowns in Metro Manila and its adjacent regions. The vice president said the medical community’s appeal for comprehensive strategy against COVID-19 is a valid request that should be seriously considered. “Iyong lahat na punto nila, halimbawa na lang sinasabi nila na ‘iyong ginagawa natin ngayon is not working.’ Iyon din iyong punto ko, eh. Na hindi working iyong ginagawa natin ngayon kasi pataas nga nang pataas iyong bilang,” she said. As of August 1, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,963 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 98,232. “Ito nga 98,000, validated lang dahil iyong for validation pa, kung hindi ako nagkakamali, nasa mga 37,000, 38,000 pa. Ito iyong discrepancy. So kapag dinagdag mo pa iyon, talagang unimaginable na iyong numbers natin,” she said. Robredo also cited the data from tracing czar Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong that showed only four of over 600 local government units have contract tracing capability. For each positive COVID-19 case, only eight persons are being traced on the average instead of the standard of 37, she said.“Iyong ina-announce na so much number of contact tracers, na 52,000 yata—52,000 na iyong na-hire, pero ang sabi ng WHO, dapat ang ideal para sa atin 132,000 iyong ma-hire na contact tracers,” Robredo added.She said the Philippines is now conducting 30,000 tests for coronavirus per day, but she noted it took the government two months to meet its target daily testing capacity in May.The vice president said she was surprised with the “mass recovery adjustment” after the DOH reported a record-high in recoveries of COVID-19 patients at 38,075.Robredo asserted the DOH must inform the public before changing its data system. “Kung magpapalit ng definition, kung magpapalit ng protocols, baka mas maganda na ina-announce iyon sa tao bago makita iyong numero kasi talagang nagulat lahat. Tapos ang pinaka-mahirap, pagkatapos noong one-time-big-time na isang araw, the following day balik sa dati,” she said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Medical quarantine, not ECQ : Health professionals call for change in militaristic lockdowns

"Doctors and healthcare workers must reclaim quarantine for what it should be: a public health measure aimed at saving lives by stopping the spread of disease," the doctors said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Call of health workers ‘an indictment of government’s COVID-19 response’

“This should be a wake up call for the Duterte government. The press con itself is one big commentary on how the govt (mis)handled the COVID-19 response and on the poor and inadequate leadership of the Department of Health and IATF.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Several groups expressed support to the… The post Call of health workers ‘an indictment of government’s COVID-19 response’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020