DOH extends deadline for health workers submitting hazard pay requirements

CALOOCAN CITY, Dec. 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) has announced the deadline extension for healthcare workers who are submitting requirements for their hazard pay to Dec. 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

“Acknowledging the limited number of working days left in the year to process the HCW benefits, parties have agreed to move the deadline to the end of the week,” the DOH said on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

The DOH Center for Health Development (CHD) in Metro Manila has engaged in a dialogue with the healthcare workers union leaders and the Hospital Tripartite Council facilitated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) following the recent complaints about the "one-day deadline" for health workers to pass the requirements.

According to the DOH, the DBM-DOH Joint Circulars Nos. 1 and 2 s. 2020 provides guidelines on the grant of Active Hazard Duty Pay (AHDP) and Special Risk Allowance (SRA) to streamline the requirements for the provision of benefits to healthcare workers.

“CHDs nationwide are ready to assist hospitals and other health facilities in their compliance with these guidelines,” the DOH said.

The DOH reminded hospitals and health facilities to be more facilitative in the processing of these benefits and that additional requirements imposed “should not unduly burden our HCWs”.

The health department recognizes the invaluable contribution of health workers in the fight against COVID-19 across the country.

“And we are committed to providing the compensation and benefits accorded to them under Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act,” the DOH said. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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