September 29, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Provincial Department of Health Office (PDOHO) has renewed the appointment of 84 health workers for another one year to assist local government units in implementing the Universal Health Care program in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs).
Remegio Basilan of the PDOHO said the human resource for health (HRH) is composed of 60 nurses, 15 midwives, three medical technologists, two pharmacists, and one dentist. They are accorded the same benefits enjoyed by regular DOH employees.
“Apart from their main tasks, the HRHs are also sent to GIDAs to introduce innovations to LGUs through mentoring and coaching,” Basilan said.
GIDAs are barangays without regular health workers. These areas will be assisted by HRHs in the delivery of quality health services, particularly frontline services under the LGU score card and other LGU health plans.
As the UHC program is being rolled out in the municipalities, the PDOHO plans to establish a province-wide health care provider network through the provincial health board. – Peter A. Balocnit