Iloilo City Government is boosting its pool of frontliners in the fight against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by hiring more nurses and medical doctors.
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas announced in a press conference that the city is currently recruiting 15 nurses. Those who will be accepted will receive a monthly salary of almost Php 20,000.
The city’s top executive also added that they’re also filling up vacancies for 5 more physicians.
“Out of nine vacancies for doctors, only four have been hired,” said Treñas. “They will receive around Php 60,000 monthly until December.”
Qualified and interested applicants may go and bring a resume to Iloilo City Health Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall Building, Plaza Libertad or you may contact 333-1111 local 212.
Discrimination of Medical Workers
Treñas also urged Ilonggos to stop the discrimination of health workers after he received complaints that some stores, food establishments and public transportation deny them of services.
“I have been receiving messages today that our fellow Ilonggos who are in the medical field are discriminated. Buses reject them, karinderyas won’t sell to them, their landlords evicted them. We should not allow this to happen,” Treñas said.
“Please keep in mind if they cannot eat or sleep well, they cannot go to work. Who will take care of you if you will be infected? Would you also want them to treat you the same?” Treñas added.
The City Government has also prepared accommodation for health workers at Iloilo City Community College in Molo district. He called on Ilonggos to help these health workers.
“You can sponsor a medical staff for food and lodging. Any help will go a long way,” he said.
Treñas also appealed to those who will go to healthcare facilities for a checkup to be truthful.
“If you lie about your condition or your travel history, you are putting the lives of others, most especially of our healthcare providers at risk. And if our healthcare workers get infected, it would be impossible for us to contain the disease. Industries will die, everything we have been working hard for will eventually die. People we love will die. And we don’t want that to happen,” Treñas said.