While public hospitals are understaffed, government fails to fill some 20,000 vacancies for health workers.
The 2018 budget for public hospitals was cut by P1.5 billion.
“Despite harassments and threats, we encourage everyone to be strong and steadfast in their commitment to serve the people.” By BULATLAT MANILA – Progressive health groups condemned the harassment of one of their leaders who received death threats via text message yesterday. In his Facebook post on Aug. 20, ophthalmologist Dr. Darby Santiago, who is…
A Bulatlat intern writes about a young PWD.
“The caravan aims to bring attention to the failure of the Duterte administration to take steps toward genuinely solving the root cause of an ill health system, especially for the Filipino masses.”
Trainings cost half or even double the salary of a low-wage professional.
“We demand that perpetrators be arrested and punished.”
At the Tondo General Hospital, one ward, which has up to 80 patients, has only three nurses on duty.
Environmental groups, communities push for enforcement of suspension, closure orders on mining operations
“May this turn our anguish and anger into a burning fervor to serve the people.”
Progressive health groups still pin hope on the resumption of the GRP-NDFP peace talks to bring in reforms in health service.