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Dumaguete City, Philippines Friday, October 3, 2014
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SP okays adjustment in pay
of community hospital docs
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Oriental yesterday unanimously approved a motion to adjust the paychecks of three contractual doctors  at the Community Primary Hospitals in far-flung areas of the province, and pay them for what  they did not receive  since July this year.

Governor Roel Degamo  had sought  the wage adjustment and for  the three  to be paid the same wages as those of doctors at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete City with  the position of  Medical Officer III.

The three doctors are Lorbie Yap of the Pacuan (La Libertad) Community Primary Hospital, Jenellie Bomediano and Genevieve Violeta, both of the Dawis (Bayawan City) Community Primary Hospital.

Their contracts are renewable every six months, but  they had not been paid  since July 2.

On July 31, the SP was asked to grant  the governor authority to hire under Contract of Services three  Medical Officers III at P39,493 per month, from July 1 to December 31, 2014.

This was  requested by Dr. Chelsea Cacaldo, CPH supervisor, who said yesterday.

Cacaldo said the CPH doctors are making a “sacrifice”, considering that  their assignments  are in the far-flung mountain hospitals of the province.

The three doctors had been receiving about P26,000 a month.

Cacaldo thanked the SP, presided over by Vice Governor Mark Macias, for acting on the request yesterday.

Macias assured  that the SP will give its full support to the health programs of the provincial government and said the request for the adjustment of salaries of the three doctors took a while because of legal implications.*JFP

 

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