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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