Pacquiao: Medical employees deserve higher compensation; healthcare system reforms a should

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Senator Manny Pacquiao (Contributed photograph)

MANILA, Philippines – Amid the spike in COVID-19 instances in Metro Manila and different elements of the nation, presidential aspirant Sen. Manny Pacquiao has referred to as on the federal government to launch a crackdown on non-public hospitals that refuse to correctly compensate their well being care employees as he vowed to pursue sweeping reforms on the nation’s well being care system.

Pacquiao stated many non-public hospitals and well being care services are actually understaffed or are manned by inexperienced personnel due to poor administration and unfair labor practices.

“ Itong ating mga medical frontliners ang pinakamahalagang sektor sa gitna ng patuloy na problema natin dahil sa COVID-19. Kailangan natin silang pangalagaan upang hindi sila mawalan ng ganang pagsilbihan ang ating mga kababayan. We’re dropping lots of good docs, nurses and different medical professionals as a result of they aren’t correctly compensated,” Pacquiao stated.

Pacquiao stated the Division of Well being (DoH), the Division of Labor Employment (DOLE), and the Division of Justice (DoJ) ought to work collectively to verify on the welfare of medical frontliners within the non-public sector.

He stated the administration of personal hospitals and different medical services, together with these offering diagnostic assessments who repeatedly refuse to offer their employees with their rightful compensation as offered by regulation needs to be prosecuted.

PhilHealth blues

Pacquiao burdened, nevertheless, that the federal government also needs to tackle the complaints of many non-public hospitals in relation to the sluggish processing of their claims from Philhealth.

He stated that personal hospitals are already underneath lots of monetary misery as a result of lots of their sufferers depend on Philhealth to cowl bills for his or her therapy.

“Kahit maraming pasyente itong ating mga hospital, nalulugi pa rin sila dahil ang tagal namang magbayad sa kanila ang Philhealth. Paano naman sila makakabayad ng maayos sa kanilang mga empleyado kung wala naman silang nakokolekta?” Pacquiao stated.

P50,000 minimal pay for nurses

Pacquiao stated that if elected as president, he would work for an across-the-board enhance on the minimal wage of well being care professionals.

He stated that Filipino nurses ought to have at the least a minimal wage of P50,000 a month, on high of different compensation comparable to hazard pay and time beyond regulation.

“ This quantity remains to be very small as different nations provide a variety of P120,000 to as a lot as P500,000 monthly. However at the least that is higher than the P19,000 monthly minimal wage that we pay our nurses. This pandemic has precipitated an enormous demand for healthcare professionals and different nations are paying a premium simply to get their companies,” Pacquiao stated.

Pacquiao stated that the Philippine authorities also needs to put a premium on the companies of the nation’s medical professionals as a result of “they’re now crucial labor pressure amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Their compensation needs to be aggressive to worldwide charges to encourage them to remain within the nation and serve our folks. This might even encourage Filipino well being care employees who’re already working overseas to return dwelling and work right here within the Philippines,” Pacquiao stated.


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