health workers in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on health workers in the Philippines

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Finally, more coronavirus-hit health workers receive gov't compensation

Jun 07, 2020 - 4:40 PM

The Department of Health says families of 25 out of 32 health workers who died due to the coronavirus received funds promised to them, while checks for 10 of the 42 health workers severely infected are ready

HIGH RISK. Workers wear personal protective equipment inside the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Building in Delpan, Tondo on June 2, 2020.  Photo by Dante Diosina JR/Rappler

Duterte to axe DOH staff over health workers' compensation but spares Duque

Jun 05, 2020 - 11:52 AM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III tells President Duterte during a televised meeting: 'Nakakahiya talaga, Sir. Namatayan na nga, tapos nagpawardi-wardi mga tao ko na parang walang sense of urgency.'

COMPENSATION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte set a new deadline for the release of health worker compensation. Malacanang photo

'Palusot ang IRR': Sotto urges DOH to fast-track compensation of health workers

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:31 PM

'While I understand that this pandemic is an unprecendented crisis, let it not be a reason for your failure to do what is expected of you as a secretary of health and the chairperson of the IATF,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III

CORONAVIRUS. Healthcare workers cheer as they send off a COVID-19 survivor on May 28, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Number of health workers infected with coronavirus reaches 2,480

May 29, 2020 - 9:23 PM

The Department of Health reports 28 new coronavirus cases among health workers

HEALTH WORKERS. Medical Technologists hired by Philippine Coast Guard man their stations as Health Secretary Francisco Duque III inspects the new swabbing center at Palacio de Manila in Malate on May 5, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

PH healthcare workers who contracted COVID-19 now 2,420

May 26, 2020 - 6:10 PM

There have been no COVID-19 fatalities among health workers since May 10, says the Department of Health

SWAB TEST. Health workers take a swab sample from a policeman at the San Juan Elementary School on May 12, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

PH health workers with coronavirus reach 2,336

May 22, 2020 - 6:26 PM

The Department of Health removes retired health workers from the tally, reducing the number of fatalities from 35 to 31

FRONTLINERS. A man with a disinfection spray walks outside the Mega Swabbing Tent at the Philippine Sports Stadium, Philippine Arena in Bulacan on May 20, 2020, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH healthcare workers with coronavirus now 2,315

May 19, 2020 - 6:31 PM

The Department of Health has not reported any new fatality among healthcare workers since May 13, and the death toll stays at 35

FRONTLINE. Police officers along with other front line workers undergo mass testing at he San Juan Elementary School on May 12, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Number of PH health workers with coronavirus climbs to 2,314

May 18, 2020 - 6:47 PM

No new fatalities are reported, keeping the death toll among health workers at 35

HIGH RISK. Manila health workers sanitize and take off their personal protective equipment after they conduct community rapid testing for COVID-19 at San Andres, Manila on May 1, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Health workers infected with coronavirus rise to 2,245

May 15, 2020 - 5:54 PM

The Department of Health reports 80 new cases among health workers

HEALTH WORKERS. Members of the Northern Police District undergo swab testing for possible COVID-19 infection at the People's Park in Caloocan City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH health workers positive for coronavirus reach 2,165

May 14, 2020 - 5:25 PM

No new coronavirus fatalities were reported among healthcare workers as of Wednesday, May 13

FRONTLINERS. Health workers take swab samples from Northern Police District cops at the People's Park in Caloocan City on May 6, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH health workers with coronavirus breach 2,000 mark

May 12, 2020 - 5:43 PM

Another health worker has died, bringing the total coronavirus deaths among medical professionals to 35

Medical Technologists hired by Philippine Coast Guard man their stations as Health Secretary Francisco Duque III inspects the new swabbing center at Palacio de Manila in Malate on May 5, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Over 1,900 PH health workers positive for coronavirus

May 11, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Most of those infected are nurses and physicians

FRONTLINE. Manila health workers sanitize and take off their personal protective equipment after they conduct community rapid testing for COVID-19 at San Andres, Manila on May 1, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Low pay, high risk: The reality of nurses in the Philippines

May 06, 2020 - 9:40 PM

How much do nurses in the Philippines earn?

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Number of PH health workers positive for coronavirus rises to 1,245

Apr 27, 2020 - 5:55 PM

The Department of Health says that of the confirmed cases, 27 have died

HIGH RISK. Health workers of the Rosario Maclang Bautista Hospital in Batasan Road, Quezon City undergo coronavirus swab tests before returning for work on April 21, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Underpaid, overworked, unappreciated:' PH deployment ban scars nurses during pandemic

Apr 16, 2020 - 7:44 PM

A sudden deployment ban on health workers during the coronavirus outbreak exposes once more the plight of Filipino nurses who have fought decades for better working conditions

FIGHTING A PANDEMIC. Medical workers take a moment to perform a solidarity clap for their fellow frontliners outside the doors of Santa Ana Hospital in Manila on April 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'State of limbo': Labor groups oppose deployment ban on health workers

Apr 11, 2020 - 3:37 PM

The ban is 'unfair,' especially to workers who already have jobs waiting for them abroad, says the Nagkaisa Labor Coalition

FRONTLINERS. Medical workers take a moment to perform a solidarity clap for their fellow front-liners outside the doors of Santa Ana Hospital in Manila on April 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Living in a pandemic world

Apr 10, 2020 - 4:47 PM

We will survive this!

Nine rooms and a hallway

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:51 AM

A story from the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak

Duque thanks health workers: ‘The Filipino people will never forget your heroism’

Mar 16, 2020 - 6:36 PM

The health secretary delivers a heartfelt but somber speech before health workers a little over a month since the Philippines recorded its first COVID-19 case

GRATEFUL TO HEALTH SECTOR. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gestures during a press conference at the DOH headquarters in Manila on March 7, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Over 10,000 health workers could lose jobs due to DOH budget cut – Recto

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM

This concern comes as the Department of Health gears up for the implementation of the Universal Health Care law in 2020

NURSE PAY HIKE. Nurses from Filipino Nurses United (FNU) and nurses from different public and private hospitals ask for 30,000 salary increase, safe nurse to patient ratio, and quality patient care during a press conference at Ermita Manila on 8 October 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler