With this week’s theme “Lingkod ng Yaman Tao,” which focuses on human resources, the government offices have recognized the importance of skilled personnel as valuable resources in nation building.
“In the case of the health department, even before this COVID-19, DOH-10 already had programs for human resources through health augmentation ranging from midwives, nurses, to doctors to further supplement the local government units in implementing the health programs,” Caridad said.
For COVID-19 response, DOH-10 has already requested augmentation for their human resource for health. From March until today, it has 585 requests and 276 of these were approved, Caridad disclosed.
In addition, the DOH-10 has also filled in 286 cadres such as nurses, deputized physicians, medical technologists, and more to be deployed to the local government unit frontlines such as Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMF) to further bolster their response to COVID-19 pandemic.
“The DOH-10 will always support the implementation of the health programs down to the local government units. We will always support them so we can provide the right health services to the general public. We would like to thank the nurses who continue to provide health services to our people. They are the prime movers in the implementation of our health programs,” she concluded. (VPSB/PIA10)