10,000 health workers needed in region 9 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 July 2017 12:20

By RG ANTONET GO

Around 10,000 health workers are needed by the Department of Health in region 9 to help in the delivery of basic health services in the community.

Flora Alegre Wong, DOH-9 Program Coordinator, said that  the region currently has 7,000 barangay health workers.

Zamboanga city alone needs 1,000 more health workers to add to the existing 460.

Wong said that the ideal ratio of health workers to residents is 1 is to 20.  This however is not followed due to the lack of health personnel in region 9.

Barangay health workers are volunteers and only receive honoraria from the government.

The DOH is currently advocating the recruitment of more health workers to serve the community.  (RGAAGo)