DOH to employ 26,000 nurses in plantilla positions for UHC, says Usec

The Department of Health (DOH) will be needing 26,000 nurses in plantilla positions for the implementation of Universal Health Care, said undersecretary Roger Tong-an.

DOH Usec. Tong-an revealed this good news recently as one of the speakers in the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) Nursing Leadership Institute training.

“We will have 26,000 nurses who will be in a plantilla position as an appointment next month for this Universal Health Care,” said Tong-an.

As much as P7.4 billion will be added in the budget of the UHC ‘so that our nurses in the grassroots will not be unemployed again, so pinabalik namin sila,’ he said.

He also added that from a job order, there will be appointment of nurses who will get a very good salary package. “And just to announce, that the salary of our nurses next month will be P33,787,” he exclaimed.

“So a task of this magnitude requires renewed trust and coordinated efforts among our health stakeholders. We can start the reforms in building a health care system that is strong and resilient,” Usec. Tong-an concluded.

It can be recalled that during the budget hearing in Congress, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) secretary Benjamin Diokno also said that government nurses under DOH Human Resource for Health Deployment Program (HRHDP) will get permanent and contractual positions.

[Related: DBM will create permanent and contractual positions for DOH nurses]

DBM has allocated P7.8 billion for HRH under the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF) for the creation of these new positions, in addition to P7 billion restored by Congress bicameral committee as part of DOH budget for 2019.

It remains to be seen if this proclamation of Usec. Tong-an will materialize as the 2019 national budget and UHC bill are still in the President’s desk waiting for his signature.

Watch Usec. Tong-an on hiring of nurses for UHC (Video credits to Benj Foscablo):

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20 thoughts on “DOH to employ 26,000 nurses in plantilla positions for UHC, says Usec

  • February 17, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    This better be true.

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  • February 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    Maam is there age limit for nurses hiring? I am interested….thank you

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  • February 18, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    I am interested din. Keep me posted.Kindly give me details on how to apply.

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  • February 18, 2019 at 9:22 am
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    Doh nurses includes which nurses? What about the job orders in the hospitals..?

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  • February 18, 2019 at 10:43 am
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    How to apply?Please keep me updated.

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  • February 18, 2019 at 10:58 am
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    How to apply

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  • February 18, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    Pwede na bang mag apply?

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  • February 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    details please..i am interested

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  • February 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    how to apply pls. thanks

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  • February 18, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    STILL HIRING PO BA?

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  • February 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    When, where, how to apply po?

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  • February 19, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    when, how to apply, is there age limit?

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  • February 19, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    How to apply po??

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  • February 19, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Im interested! How to apply po? Thanks

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  • February 20, 2019 at 7:58 am
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    I am a registered nurse by profession interested to work in DOH. Is there any age limit for nurses.

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  • February 21, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    how to apply po?is there any age limit for the applicants?

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