DOH makikipag-usap sa DOF, DBM; SRA ng health workers titiyakin

DOH makikipag-usap sa DOF, DBM; SRA ng health workers titiyakin

January 12, 2022 @ 2:11 PM 7 months ago


Manila, Philippines — Makikipag-usap ang Department of Health (DOH) sa Department of Finance (DOF) at Department of Budget and Management (DBM) upang matiyak ang sapat na pondo para sa special risk allowance (SRA) ng health workers.=

“We would love to. If they can give us the money right away, we would have given it yesterday. Tomorrow, we will meet with DOF and DBM to ensure that we will have sufficient funding for the allowances of our healthcare workers,” ayon kay Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.

Hiniling na aniya ng DOH ang badyet na P50 bilyon para sa allowance ng health workers sa ilalim ng General Appropriations Act ngunit P7.8 bilyon lamang ang napalatag sa program funds.

“That is why the balance is in the unprogrammed funds. It means that we will have to establish or determine with the Department of Finance and DBM where we can possibly source the remaining balance of about P43 billion to be able to give a one year’s worth of allowances on a monthly basis.” RNT/FGDC