Lawmaker wants to suspend deployment of Filipino nurses abroad

Lawmaker wants to suspend deployment of Filipino nurses abroad

Now we are seeing their true worth as a vital part of our public health sector and without them our public health system would be in chaos.

And with the current crisis brought bout by the novel coronavirus 2019 disease or COVID-19 we all the more need them.

A lawmaker from the House of Representative urges the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to temporarily suspend the deployment of Filipino nurses abroad as the country is in the midst is still battling the COVID-19.                                                                                            

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Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez made the call after it was reported that European bigwig Germany is flying in at least 75 Filipino nurses to care for Covid-19 patients.

“(DOLE) Secretary (Silvestre) Bello should suspend the sending of nurses abroad. We need our healthcare personnel here at this time of public health emergency to attend to sick Filipinos, and not to foreigners,” Rodriguez said.

“We need those nurses bound for Germany and other jobs overseas to augment our dwindling public health workforce,” he said.

He said the deployment of healthcare workers abroad could resume after the country has successfully battled the public health emergency.
The current crisis is overwhelming our hospitals both public and private and a lot of them are already complaining about the lack or dwindling personnel among their ranks of doctors, nurses, and hospital staffs.

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