Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Monday, 21 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
Region R11 Submenu
Latest News
News Headlines
Foto Releases
One Mindanao
Foto Gallery

THE NEW LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS CAN’T STOP SMILING because finally their efforts paid off after undergoing a very tedious review on the Course Work for Massage Therapy before taking the Licensure Examination on December 2011. Forty LMTs in Davao Region took oath on January 27 at Grand Menseng Hotel, Davao City. (Photo by Melvia Malubay/LMT)
Davao Region

PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

DOH eyes more personnel for hospitals

by Rudolph Ian G. Alama

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 04 (PIA) –- The Department of Health is looking at augmenting its manpower in its hospitals particularly in the countryside.

This was bared by Dr. Romulo Busuego, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health while guesting at the weekly Club 888 media forum at Marco Polo Hotel Davao held Wednesday (January 4).

Busuego said that DOH is eyeing to hire about 7,000 health workers from doctors, nurses, medical technicians and other staff for 2012.

The program has been allotted about P2.9 billion and the Department is just waiting for the approval of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

According to the Assistant Secretary, the Southern Philippine Medical Center (SPMC) located in Davao City will be allotted about 360 more personnel to include 55 doctors, 200 nurses and a hundred more medical staff.

The Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City will also be hiring 50 doctors plus a hundred nurses. The DRH is a 200-bed tertiary hospital.

Busuego said that these hiring are planned under the normal hiring processes of the government and will be considered as plantilla positions.

He said that SPMC will need more doctors and nurses since it is already a 1,200 bed capacity tertiary hospital.

More medical professionals will also be deployed within the peripheries particularly in the provinces and would not just concentrate in the urban centers. (PIA-11/RG Alama)

Latest Stories
  • DA plans to use Mindanao program in Luzon (R11)
  • Licensed massage therapists urged to take care of profession and industry (R11)
  • Health programs under PNoy, more felt by LGUs- DavNor Gov del Rosario (R11)
  • Arts festival to tender music therapy for Sendong victims (R11)
  • Banana export firm gets PhilGap certification (R11)
  • Cebuano news: Comval SP giaprobahan ang pag-implementar sa 3 ka Brgy. Watershed Development Programs (R11)
  • Feature: Alternative Learning System grad remains grateful to the program (R11)
  • Technopreneur introduces a mobile application for OFWs (R11)
  • ‘Sayaw Pinoy’ 2012 goes to Davao (R11)
  • Davao City eyes purchase of speed cameras (R11)
  • Davao Nor pursues climate change adaptation (R11)
  • Tagum’s Bantay Dagat team confiscates illegal fishing materials (R11)
  • ‘Care for School Chairs’ program benefits Compostela, Panabo schools (R11)
  • Feature: Diversified banana farm rakes in millions for Kapalong farmers’ coop (R11)
  • DENR-XI starts bird counting activity (R11)

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines