April 17, 2024

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Nurses in Sorsogon public hospitals get higher pay checks

Sorsogon health workers. SPIO photo

This month, Sorsogon nurses will get their pay check modestly higher than the previous months.

The Sorsogon Provincial Government has increased the salaries of government nurses.

It begun implementing a budget circular stating an increase in the salaries of nurses in public hospitals as part of Salary Standardization Law (SSL) 5 that took effect this month, Governor Chiz Escudero disclosed on Wednesday.

According to Escudero, the 139 nurses working in nine public hospitals run by the Provincial Government will be the first to receive another salary increase under Republic Act 11466 or the “Act Modifying the Salary Schedule for Civilian Government Personnel. and Authorizing the Grant of Additional Benefits and for Other Purposes ” signed by into law on January 2020.

“Our nurses will initially receive additional salaries from public hospitals here in the province. This is a big help especially, at this time, and more than ever, they need the extra salary because they are also hard up by the amount of work and care for the Sorsoganons due to the pandemic, ”said Escudero.

Sorsogon health workers. SPIO photo

Sorsogon has 1 provincial hospital, 4 district hospitals, and 4 Medicare hospitals, all are certified by the International Organization for Standardization.

While preparing the salary increases, the Sorsogon Human Resources Department is just waiting for the rules from the Department of Budget and Management for the implementation of the third failed salary increase for all government employees with permanent positions. .

In the latest list held by the Human Resources Department in December 2021, there are 1,004 trained employees of the Provincial Government.

Under the law, nearly 1.4 million government employees with staff positions nationwide are expected to benefit from this new salary increase that the National Government will spend P130.5 billion by 2023.