Update 10/17/2011: Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders & Advocates, Int’l (AYNLA) posted in it’s Facebook status that 2nd batch of RN Heals “is now starting to accept applications for a year of hospital duty starting this year. Please apply directly to DOH Hospitals’ Nursing Service Department. Also priority will be given to those who have been doing “volunteer” service to hospitals beforehand. Thank you.” That means no more online application, just go directly to DOH Hospitals (list) around the country and apply.
President Noynoy Aquino is set to announce the hiring of additional 12,000 nurses, midwives and doctors for RN Heals program of Department of Health(DOH), Secretary Enrique Ona said in Nueva Ecija Friday.
Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service or RN HEALS, which employs nurses in the poor communities, seeks to make essential health services available to all Filipinos identified by the DOH in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Labor (DOLE).
The program is in collaboration between the national government and local government units (LGUs) aimed to address the shortage of skilled and experienced nurses in 1,221 rural and unserved or underserved communities for one year.
“Ihaha-hire po natin sila para makatulong na mapabuti pa ang atin pong mga ospital, mga clinics, at saka mga rural health units. Para po mabigyan ng sapat na tulong at serbisyo yung ating mga kababayang may sakit,” Ona said in a message in Cabiao during the 115th commemoration of the uprising in Nueva Ecija.
Moreover, Ona also said that starting this September, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) would carry out the case-rate system, which is part of the reforms in the insurance system to give more Filipinos access to healthcare.
DOH RN Heals program deployed 10,000 nurses to different rural areas and poor communities early this year.
Latest Update: RN Heals Application is now open at DOH hospitals.
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