DOH offers 10,000 nursing jobs in poor communities

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday has launched the `Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement And Local Service´ (RN HEALS), a project that will offer 10,000 nursing jobs in poor communities all over the country.

Health Secretary Enrique Ona said RN HEALS is expected to address the shortage of skilled and experienced nurses in 1,221 rural and unserved or underserved communities for one year.

The nurses will receive an allowance of P8,000 a month while on deployment. On the other hand, the local government unit (LGU) where they are assigned, “shall supervise them, ensure their safety and security, and provide modest board and lodging,” Secretary Ona said in a statement.

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