Ejercito pushes for deployment of nurses in every barangay nationwide


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MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito is pushing for the deployment of nurses in every barangay all across the country.
Ejercito pushes for deployment of nurses in every barangay nationwide

Ejercito, said that by ensuring there's nurse in every barangay, they are addressing the primary healthcare issues at grass roots level and the unemployment rate in the medical sector.

The senator who is the chairman of the Senate committee on health and demography, explained that there is an urgent need to deploy a nurse in all 42,044 barangay health centers nationwide, especially in far-flung areas.

Ejercito said, “The deployment of our competent nurses in the barangay could significantly improve the quality of health services for our people. They are badly needed especially in the far-flung provinces in the country.”

Ejercito reiterated that with enough nurses deployed in barangay health centers, they can provide extensive information dissemination campaign as they educate the people on health, hygiene and sanitation.

He said, “We see this as an effective support to our efforts to provide all the needed medical services to our people.”

“Our nurses could provide the immediate medical needs of the community as well as prevent illnesses and various ailments,” the senator added.

Furthermore, Ejercito said that the scheme will also help address the prevailing issue of unemployment and underemployment of Filipino nurses in the country.

The senator cited a recent data from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) that while Filipino nurses are in demand abroad, there are as much as 300,000 still unemployed.

Ejercito is also the author of Universal Health Care program that seeks the delivery of quality, accessible and affordable health services to all Filipinos.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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