1,069 BHWs receive incentive
TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The provincial government gave cash incentives to 1,069 barangay health workers (BHWs) in the province to inspire them to perform at their best.
Those who have rendered 15 years and above and in their senior age received P5,000 while the rest received P3,000 each.
Aside from cash, the BHWs were also given grocery items and rice.
Governor James S. Edduba, in his keynote message during the BHW Congress, expressed deep appreciation to the province’s barangay health heroes.
He said the aid is a simple gift to the noble services of BHWs whom he sees as strong arm of the government in the delivery of primary health care.
To ensure efficient and effective community health work, BHWs are required to obtain accreditation from the Department of Health.
The province has a regular program extending support and assistance to BHWs under its Health Services Program.
Earlier, the Barangay Nutrition Scholars also received cash incentives from the provincial government. – Larry Lopez