DOH Central Luzon clarifies SRA rates of health workers
The Department of Health Central Luzon Center for Health Development (DOH CLCHD) on Sunday said it has already processed the Special Risk Allowance (SRA) for eligible health care workers from December 2020 to June.
The DOH CLCHD said the SRA is granted to public and private healthcare workers “who have been highly exposed or have direct contact with Covid-19 patients.”
“While there are already healthcare workers who got hold of their SRA, the DOH CLCHD recognizes their concern on the amount they received,” the statement read.
The DOH regional office cited Administrative Order 36 dated November 16, 2020, stating that public and private health care workers who were highly exposed are entitled to receive Covid-19 SRA not exceeding to P5,000 per month.
“However, the department would like to emphasize that the SRA grant is pro-rated based on the number of days that the healthcare workers physically report for work in a month, as certified by the head of hospital, laboratory, or medical and quarantine facility, as stipulated in the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Department of Health (DOH) Joint Circular 2, s. 2020, dated November 25, 2020,” it added.
“In addition, the department released the SRA in accordance with the information submitted by the head of the hospitals, local government units, and private health facilities,” the DOH CLCHD said.
The DOH CLCHD said it “recognizes the heroic and invaluable contributions of healthcare workers who bravely and unselfishly risk their lives and health by being at the forefront in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, and shall continue to process and provide the SRA for healthcare workers.”
“Moreover, the DOH CLCHD is more than willing to hold a dialogue with healthcare workers to listen to their concerns on the provision of the said benefit,” it said.
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