P11.5B COVID 19 allowance sa health care workers hawak na ng DOH

By Chona Yu October 05, 2022 - 12:25 PM

Ibinigay na ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM) sa Department of Health (DOH) ang P11.5 bilyon para sa One COVID-19 Allowance/Health Emergency Allowance (HEA) ng 1.6 milyong public at private health care at non-health care workers sa bansa.

Ayon kay Budget Sec. Amenah Pangandaman, sakop ng Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) ang mga nagsilbing health care at non-health care workers mula Enero hanggang Hunyo  2022.

“Our health care workers deserve all the support and assistance from their government. They’ve been risking their lives to save and protect our people amidst this still prevailing pandemic. This is the least we can do for them,” ani Pangandaman.

Nabatid na ang pinakabagong pondo ay kasama sa  unfunded portion ng 2,613,331 approved OCA/HEA claims ng DOH na may total funding na P18.7 bilyon.

“The provision of OCA is in pursuant to DOH Special Provision (SP) No. 14 (Benefits for COVID-19 Workers) of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 General Appropriations Act, which was subsequently replaced by HEA under the Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11712 (An Act Granting Mandatory Continuing Benefits and Allowances to Public and Private Health Care Workers During the Covid-19 Pandemic and Other Future Public Health Emergencies, and Appropriating Funds Therefor), ” ayon sa DBM.

Matatandaan na noong Lunes lamang, Oktubre 3, inilabas ng DBM ang  P1.04 bilyon  para naman sa  special risk allowance (SRA) ng eligible public at private health workers.


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