Iloilo City hiring 25 nurses, 39 other personnel

Iloilo City hiring nurses,doctors, medical technologists

The Iloilo City Government will be needing more healthcare workers and non-healthcare personnel for the city’s hydration unit in So-oc, Arevalo. This is part of the city’s response against the rising cases of water-borne diseases such as acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and cholera.

In a press conference on Monday, City Health Offfice (CHO) OIC chief Dr. Annabelle Tang said that the health facility is in need of the following professionals:

  • Doctors – 8
  • Nurses – 25
  • Medical Technologists – 6
  • Laboratory Aides – 4
  • Nursing Aides – 9
  • Utility – 9
  • Drivers – 3

“They will be on duty 24/7, in 3 shifts,” said Dr. Tang.

Interested and qualified applicants must send their Application Letter and Resume addressed to City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and submit it to the City Health Office at 2nd floor of Iloilo City Hall.

The salaries of these healthcare and non-healthcare personnel will be sourced out from the P12.5 million Quick Response Fund (QFR) after the city was placed under state of calamity due to high cases of water-borne disease.

According to Tang, almost half of the fund or P5 million will be spent for the hiring of these professionals who will man the city’s hydration unit.

Some three million pesos will be used for the procurement of medical diagnostic equipment and another P3 million for the purchase of medicines. Five hundred thousand pesos will be alloted for fuel and the remaining P1 million will be set aside for other maintenance and operating expenses.

The city will also distribute potable water to affected residents and will buy disinfectants and toilet bowls for the proposed construction of communal toilets.

As of September 4, 2022, Iloilo City Health Office has recorded a total of 354 cases of acute gastroenteritis (AGE), with nine (9) deaths and 8 positive cases of cholera.

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