(Iginiit para hindi mangibang bansa)TAAS-SAHOD SA MGA NURSE

Government nurses

IGINIIT ni Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri na dapat taasan ang sahod ng mga nurse sa bansa upang hindi na sila mangibang bansa.

Ito ay kasunod ng direktiba ni Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. sa Commission on Higher Education na tugunan ang problema sa kakulangan ng nurses.

“Small private hospitals here pay nurses as low as fifteen to twenty thousand pesos a month,” ani Zubiri.

“And they are likely overworked, looking after more than their fair share of patients as more and more of their colleagues leave for better pastures abroad,” dagdag pa niya.

“Who can blame them for leaving? Overseas, they earn somewhere around P150,000 to P200,000 a month. Our salaries and benefits offer no competition.”

Ayon sa Department of Health (DOH), ang bansa ay kasalukuyang nahaharap sa kakulangan ng 350,000 na nurse.

“If we want nurses to stay in the country, we need to increase their salaries. That’s really the long and short of the diaspora problem that we’re having,” ayon sa Senate President.

“I have no doubt that our nurses want to stay here. They want to be with their families, and they want to help our people. But they need to make a decent living as well, and they need to be paid in wages and benefits that are commensurate to the work that they render. If they don’t get this, then they have no other choice but to leave.”