Cebu City gov’t to allocate ₱60 million for additional cash incentives of nurses in private hospitals

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 3) — The Cebu City government will allocate a budget of ₱60 million for additional cash incentives for nurses assigned in private hospitals, an official said.

Assistant Secretary Jonji Gonzalez of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) said on Friday that Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has “committed to giving health workers, especially nurses an incentive.”

He said this is to answer the call of healthcare workers in the province as more nurses plead for assistance due to lack of manpower and other benefits.

“We allocated a budget of around ₱60 million for three months. This will cover around 2,000 nurses over eight hospitals in Cebu,” Gonzales said in the Department of Health regular briefing.

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