DOH says 99% of SRA funds released to healthcare facilities
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday announced that it has already disbursed 99 percent of its P311 million special risk allowance funds for 20,208 medical workers.
“Ang P311 milyon ay para sa first batch ng mga eligible healthcare workers na hindi pa nakatatanggap ng kanilang SRA, dagdag sa mga una na nating nabigyan. Nakapag request na rin po tayo ng additional na budget para sa susunod na batch ng eligible healthcare workers na makakakuha ng SRA,” said DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega in a statement.
(The P311 million is for the first batch of eligible healthcare workers who have not yet received their SRA. We have also requested an additional budget for the next batch of eligible healthcare workers who will get SRA.)
“Kami ay umaasa sa positibong pagtugon ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM),” he added.
(We look forward to a positive response from the DBM.)
Vega also said that the DOH is now working with the DBM for the release of funds for meal, accommodation, and transportation (MAT) allowance.
Last Wednesday, a number of health workers staged a protest in front of the DOH headquarters in Manila to demand the release of their benefits including the SRA and the resignation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, among other demands.
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