Nurses under NARS program receive stipend
by L. Lopez
Tabuk, Kalinga (12 June) -- The 42 nurses deployed under the Nurses Assigned in Rural Services (NARS) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) are now receiving their stipends..
Lourdes Canseco of DOLE-Kalinga said DOLE-CAR released the NARS stipends last May 8, covering the work period in April. Although releases should be made twice a month for the 1-15th and 16-30th, the pay for the whole month of April was released in the first week of May, following the completion of Daily Time Records s by the nurses only at the end of April, she explained.
For the month of May, stipends are paid regularly on the 21st for the first 15 days and June 8 for the second 15 days, Canseco said.
Nurses assigned to rural services under the NARS program receive a monthly stipend of P8,000 for six months or from April to September 2009.
The government launched the NARS program to provide livelihood and employment to thousands of nurses seeking jobs in the country today. In the province, 42 nurses were deployed to rural places now delivering health services and care to folks under the program with tie-ups to local government units and health agencies. They are being utilized this time that the province is up on its program on health and malnutrition, addressing the issue of Kalinga being one of the food-poor provinces in the country. (PIA-Kalinga) [top]