DOH Employees to Celebrate Health Workers Day
Public health workers all over the country will celebrate the Health workers Day on May 7, 2015 in consonance with Republic Act No. 10069.
The Act was promulgated to give due recognition to the important role and contributions of the health workers who provide vital health services to the people. The Act also aims to promote the rights and welfare of the health workers thereby enhancing their sense of worth and dignity.
The 33, 000-strong National Department of Health Employees Association (NADEA), said that this year’s Health Workers Day celebration featured a series of simultaneous activities nationwide.
Fernando Depano, national president of NADEA said “We would like to underscore the contributions of the health workers in our society in this celebration.”
The group vowed to support programs of the DOH for better delivery of health services for the people.
“We are looking forward to contribute our efforts to reduce maternal mortality, infant mortality, under 5 mortality and to combat HIV- AIDS and other infectious diseases as well as service delivery network.” Depano added saying that these health issues are amog trhe top priorities identified by the DOH.
In Metro Manila, series of activities at the DOH Central Office and regional offices of NCR, Region 4-A and their respective hospitals and attached agencies are being scheduled including a forum on PhilHealth and Magna Carta benefits, taxes imposed on health workers and the proposed salary increase. The celebration will commence through a motorcade in the vicinity of the DOH Central Office.
FERNANDO “KENNETH” DEPANO
National President, National Department of Health Employees Association (NADEA)
Mobile: 0917-8600818, 0922-8310135
Landline: 651-7800 local 2554
06 May 2015
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