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DOH: No mass retrenchment of health workers in 2017

By Jee Y. Geronimo/rappler.com – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, November 18, addressed lawmakers’ concerns regarding the feared “mass retrenchment” of health workers, especially nurses, in 2017. The health department said while its deployment program for doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, and medical technologists is “generally successful,” it is Read more »

DOH to monitor grumpy doctors, nurses at govt hospitals

via filipinotimes.ae – Philippine government hospital personnel have been advised to improve their bedside manner or face action. The country’s Department of Health (DOH) is considering sending out undercover patients to public hospitals to see how they are treated by government doctors and nurses, Inquirer quoted Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial Read more »

Nurses’ pay hike bill re-filed

By Hannah Torregoza/mb.com.ph – Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan yesterday pushed anew for the passage of a bill that seeks to raise the salary of entry-level nurses. Pangilinan said it is one way to stop some 22,000 health professionals from leaving the country every year. Pangilinan is referring to Senate Bill Read more »

First Filipino hospital to be established in Qatar

via albawaba.com -Preparations are underway for the establishment of a Filipino hospital, based on a new model of community partnership in Qatar, an official of the Philippine Business Council-Qatar (PBC-Q) has said. PBC-Q chairman Greg Loayon said the business council has been making rounds of different parts of Qatar to Read more »

DOH allows nurses to own birth clinics

By John Carlo Cahinhinan/sunstar.com.ph – The Department of Health (DOH) has finally allowed registered nurses as among the healthcare providers who can own, manage and operate birthing clinics and facilities. Rosendo Sualog of the DOH-Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau (HFSRB) said the new policy seeks to drastically reduce mother Read more »

Pinoy nurse tests positive for MERS virus, first case in PHL

By Ibarra Mateo/gmanetwork.com A Filipino male nurse has been confirmed to be the first reported case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the Philippines, Health Secretary Enrique Ona announced Wednesday. The nurse, who was exposed to the Filipino paramedic who died from MERS last week in the Read more »

PNA: Hope is not lost for Filipino nurses

By Ayunan G. Gunting/Philippine Daily Inquirer The demand for Filipino nurses both here and abroad may have declined in recent years, but the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) believes the future is still bright for budding and graduating nurses. The PNA considers Filipino nurses as globally competent, making them a step Read more »

POEA warns vs fake emails hiring Pinoy nurses for Canada

via GMANews – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on Saturday warned would-be overseas Filipino workers against falling for a new scam offering jobs for nurses in a hospital in Canada. On his Twitter account, POEA head Hans Leo Cacdac cited one email claiming the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg is Read more »

Nurses can immigrate without a job offer

By Atty. Henry Moyal/Filipino Reporter The response has been overwhelming. Nurses from all over the world, including Libya, Sri Lanka and France have expressed an interest in the new Quebec Program for Nurses that was recently announced by the Canadian Government. The details of the program were featured in an Read more »

From the US to Philippines, Nurses Mobilize in Typhoon Haiyan’s Wake

By Michelle Chen – huffingtonpost.com When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines a week ago, the destruction was swift, total and unsparing–showing the disproportionate impact of disasters on poverty-stricken communities of the Global South. The international aid response is still struggling to grapple with the scale of the storm Read more »

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