Kabataan Party-list stands with Doctors to the Barrios strong call to desist the abrupt exploitative order to transfer DTTBs from their assigned municipalities in Region VI And VII to private hospitals in Cebu City.
“Instead of ordering the transfer of DTTBs, DOH must step up its massive emergency hiring of health personnel with proper compensation, protection, and security of tenure to encourage our healthworkers to apply, and to effectively combat COVID-19 and ensure health for all,” Kabataan Party-list Rep. Sarah Elago proposed.
Kabataan Partylist intensifies its call to protect our health workers at all costs amid the pandemic. Protecting our health workers at all costs means saving more lives under a public health crisis.
While Kabataan Partylist lauds the invaluable contributions of our health workers, there is no better way to recognize their rights and their efforts than to provide them of all their needs in order to control the spread of Covid-19 and mitigate the effects of the pandemic. They should be provided with complete sets of PPEs, tansportation, food, and regular testing regardless of the symptoms.
Let us work together to raise awareness and provide information to end stigma and discrimination around COVID-19. A comprehensive, health-based, and pro-people measure is paramount to addressing this pandemic. Without it, the government would not be able to fully protect the health workers and the Filipino people. Moreover, the government should also strengthen the capacity of our healthcare system and its accessibility to ordinary citizens.###