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Well being employees can’t be blamed for ‘in search of greener pastures’ — Robredo

MANILA, Philippines — Well being employees can’t be blamed for resigning to hunt higher alternatives amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo mentioned on Sunday.

“Pawala nang pawala—dati nang kulang dahil hindi pa naaasikaso iyong pangangailangan nila. Hindi natin sila masisisi na mag-seek sila ng greener pastures kasi could mga pamilya itong sinusuportahan, eh,” Robredo mentioned through the BISErbisyong LENI program on DZXL.

(They’re slowly leaving—we’ve been missing well being employees earlier than as a result of their wants should not met. We can’t blame them for in search of greener pastures as a result of they’ve a household to help.)

“Iyon talaga, iyong hindi ko maintindihan. Kasi nakikita natin, iyong Senate investigation bilyun-bilyon, ‘di ba, bilyun-bilyon iyong anomalya pero iyong pangangailangan—pinaka-basic na pangangailangan ng well being employees—hindi natutugonan. Hindi makatarungan, hindi natin maintindihan kung bakit ganito,” she added.

(That’s what I don’t perceive. We see Senate investigations the place there are billions price of anomalies however the want—the essential want of well being employees—should not met. It’s unfair. We can’t perceive why it’s like this.)

Robredo made the comment after reports that many health workers, including nurses, are resigning, which can trigger understaffing in well being amenities.

She added that the scenario has been an issue since 2020 which worsened when the nation confronted a surge final March, April, and August.

The vice chairman likewise famous that well being employees haven’t rested since March 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Hindi lang sa pagod, hindi lang sa walang pahinga, pero uncovered sila sa virus sa araw-araw na ginawa ng Diyos,” Robredo mentioned.

(Not solely are they drained, not solely do they lack relaxation, however they’re additionally uncovered to the virus day-after-day.)

“Sila iyong nag-aasikaso sa mga COVID-positive na mga sufferers tapos hindi naman ganoon kalaki iyong hinihingi nila. Ang hinihingi lang nila kung ano iyong nararapat nilang matanggap, hindi pa natin mabigay,” she added.

(They’re those who handle COVID-positive sufferers and they don’t seem to be even asking for a lot. They’re simply asking for what they need to obtain, and but we can’t present.)

Robredo additional mentioned that well being employees mustn’t have reached a degree the place they would protest just to receive what they should.


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