City eyes more benefits, incentives to health workers – Gaane


“THE city government is contemplating on giving P250 as meal allowance sa kadtong personnel nga naa sa COVID ward.”

This was announced by Councilor Maria Lourdes S. Gaane, chair of the City Council committee on health and health insurance, during the regular session on Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy.

Councilor Gaane said instead of overtime pay, these personnel will be receiving the meal allowance per day for a maximum of two weeks.

“We are contemplating on giving, aside from hazard pay, naa’y special risk allowance from the national government,” she said.

Gaane also informed the legislative body that Dr. Ramon Moreno, chief of the city hospital, proposed the grant of “across the board” amount to personnel directly involved in COVID care.

VOLUNTEERS

With regards to the vaccination roll-out, Councilor Gaane said the city is also providing additional pay of P3,000 to medical practitioners who serve as volunteers in vaccination sites.

She said Barangay Health Workers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars are also assigned in the vaccination sites on a flexi time. However, she said they cannot receive additional pay since they have already been receiving P3,000 honorarium.

“Karon wala kita’y mahatag nga additional pay kay lisod kaayo mag-liquidate. Mangita og way ang city government, kay tungod sa ilang description nga honorarium lang, dili sila regular. But wala nagpasagad ang city. Naay mga incentives nga gipanghatag karon,” she assured.

Councilor Gaane gave this assurance in her response to the special report of Councilor Reuben R. Daba appealing for the release/grant of hazard pay to all government employees authorized to be physically present in the office of assignment regardless of their status.