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Sotto urges DOH, IATF to give healthcare workers due aid under Bayanihan law

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 10:56 AM June 03, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III will be sending a “strongly worded letter” to the national government, urging it to give health workers, who have died or became severely ill due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the aid that they should receive.

Under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, public and private health workers who have contracted severe COVID-19 infection in the line of duty are entitled to P100,000, while the families of those who have died from it could get P1 million.

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Senators earlier learned that the families of the 32 health workers who died from COVID-19, as well as those who became severely ill from it, have yet to get compensation.

READ: Over 30 health workers felled or sickened by COVID-19 got no aid from ‘Bayanihan’ Act

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Sotto said he is currently drafting a letter addressed to the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Task Force against Infectious Diseases (IATF) to give the affected health workers the compensation due them.

“Today, as we speak, I am already drafting a letter, to the DOH and the IATF, a strongly worded letter to call them to give the health workers what is due them na sinabi ng batas,” he said in an interview over ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.

“Pakonswelo lang kahit papaano, alam natin na hindi balewala sa iba ‘yun,” Sotto added.

(It is a consolation for them.)

According to the DOH, 32 health workers have so far died after contracting the coronavirus, while one of the 1,199 active COVID-19 cases is in severe condition.

READ: DOH: 63 new COVID-19 cases among health workers; total now 2,669

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