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HEA allowance of JRBGH’s health workers to be implemented soon

The implementation of Health Emergency Allowance (HEA) of health care workers of the J.R. Borja General Hospital (JRBGH) is in the offing.

This, after the 20th City Council during its 22nd regular session presided over by City Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez enacted an ordinance authorizing City Mayor Rolando A. Uy to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Center for Health Development-Northern Mindanao (CHD-NM) for the purpose.

The grant of HEA is in line with the Department of Health (DOH) guidelines for COVID-10 Risk Exposure Classification of Health Care Workers (HCW), to set the parameters for determining the risk exposure of personnel in COVID-19 response –involved health facilities.

Section 5 of RA 11712 known as the Public Health Emergency Benefits and Allowances for Health Care Workers Act, stipulates that the amount of HEA shall vary based on the risk exposure categorization of the HCWs in particular: P3,000 for low risk, P6,000 for medium risk, and P9,000 for high risk.

Under the MOA, the DOH CHD-NM shall transfer the funds to the city government for JRBGH the amount indicated in the monthly allowance approved HEA form generated from the Health Emergency Allowance Processing System (HEAPS) to be used for the grant of HEA to the city’s eligible HCW and non-HCWs.

For its part, the city shall facilitate the payment of HEA benefits to its eligible HCWs and non-HCWs as guided by DOH’s guidelines.

The city shall ensure that there is no duplicity of the names of the HCWs and non-HCWs, and submit to the CHD-NM financial and accomplishment reports for monitoring, among others.

The ordinance was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on health, nutrition, and health insurance respectively chaired by Councilors Maria Lourdes S. Gaane and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya.


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