Duterte orders creation of OFW Hospital | Inquirer News

Duterte orders creation of OFW Hospital

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:12 PM December 07, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the creation of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Hospital, Malacañang confirmed.

In signing Executive Order No. 154, Duterte ordered the establishment of the hospital as well as the  Inter-Agency Committee on the OFW Hospital (ICOH).

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The ICOH will be headed by the Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment and co-chaired by the Secretary of Health.

“We consider the establishment of this specialty hospital devoted to OFWs as a long overdue recognition of the valuable contribution of Filipino migrant workers to the economy and to the nation,” Cabinet secretary and acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said in a statement.

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