145 City Community Volunteer Health Workers reappointed

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Discussed in the Local Health Board (LHB) meeting last January 9 chaired by Hon. Lina O. Montilla, following the passage of the resolution for the City Community Volunteer Health Workers Tacurong City Chapter is the reappointment of all 145 CCVHWs in the city. This is through the LHB resolution entitled, “A Resolution Approving The Masterlist of the City Community Volunteer Health Workers/Barangay Health Workers Tacurong City Chapter (CCVHWs/BHWs – TCC) as Recognized by the City Local Health Board.”

The resolution which is also guided by Republic Act No. 7883 (Barangay Health Workers Benefits and Incentives Act of 1995), is related to the recently LHB-institutionalized CCHVHWs/BHWs – TCC but focused on the need of securing the tenures of the health workers.

As indicated in the resolution, “there is a need to ensure the CCVHWs/BHWs security of tenure to address the unwarranted practice of replacing and employing unqualified CCVHWs/BHWs just to accommodate practically favoured applicants.”

In accordance to the approval of their reappointment, another resolution was passed last December 16, 2013 during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod aims to enact the ordinance for the Monthly Subsistence Allowance of all qualified CCVHWs in Tacurong Ciy from Php 800.00 to Php 1,000.00. The two hundred peso increase takes effect in January of 2014.

The increase in allowance was granted in order for the health workers to become more efficient in providing services to the people, specially those who are living in far locations.

The said resolution shall be forwarded to the different barangays, concerned offices and agencies for guidance and information. (Ariesha Faith M. Dimaano – LGU Information)
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