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Marcos eyes offering scholarship for nurses, healthcare staff

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PRESIDENT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. stated Thursday, November 24, that the federal government could resort to giving out scholarship applications for aspiring nurses and different medical staff as different international locations “scramble” to seek out healthcare professionals.

Below the scholarship program, Marcos stated those that will end their programs must first serve within the nation for a couple of years earlier than they are going to be allowed to work overseas, noting that the federal government can’t stop them from leaving the nation given the excessive wage overseas.

“Lahat, nurses. Naghahanap… Everyone that I discuss to, particularly from the States and from Europe… So the one factor is that the scholarship program, that you already know, you possibly can’t maintain folks again from a greater life, from a greater residing,” the President stated throughout a gathering with representatives of the healthcare cluster of the Personal Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) in Malacañang.

“However I believe it’s honest that when you present scholarship, that you just count on that there are… mag-serbisyo muna sila ng ilang taon. Hindi babayaran ‘yung scholarship eh. They don’t must pay that,” he added.

For her half, Division of Well being officer-in-charge Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire stated they’ve already began discussions concerning the matter with the College of the Philippines and different allied healthcare providers.

Vergeire stated the nation will be capable of produce extra well being staff below this system though bearing fruit will take a while.

She stated they’re additionally in coordination with the Division of Migrant Employees for the alternate applications with different international locations in want of medical staff.

“So in flip, we’re going to suggest that if we will present them with these numbers that they want, they [would] present us additionally, for instance, scholarships for plenty of our healthcare staff right here,” Vergeire stated.

The DMW earlier stated they’re eyeing to safe offers with different international locations to offer funds for scholarships within the Philippines.

In the meantime, Marcos looked for the strengthening of collaboration between the private and non-private sectors to enhance the nation’s well being sector.

The PSAC, in response, dedicated to assist the Marcos administration in enhancing the nation’s well being system, significantly in strengthening the Philippine Well being Insurance coverage Company (PhilHealth).

It stated they’ll present a third-party evaluation that can give attention to addressing operational gaps in claims submitting, membership utility, digitalization and actuarial valuation, amongst others.

The PSAC stated they’ll additionally work with the Meals and Drug Administration to improve its programs to acquire accreditation with varied worldwide regulatory our bodies and lift consciousness concerning the worth of generic medication.

Additionally they pledged dedication to bringing in cheaper medicines and addressing the scarcity of nurses.

Amongst these current within the PSAC healthcare sector group assembly have been PSAC Strategic Convenor Sabin Aboitiz, PSAC Healthcare Lead Paolo Maximo Borromeo, Filipino-American molecular biologist and priest Dr. Nicanor Austriaco, Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. CEO Dr. Harish Pillai and Unilab President and CEO Clinton Campos Hess. (SunStar Philippines)

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