Dahil ba talaga sa COVID-19? DOLE slows down deployment of nurses to Europe
The government is slowing down the deployment of Filipino nurses in Europe particularly the United Kingdom and Germany due to the threat of a new strain of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Dahil ba talaga sa COVID-19? DOLE slows down deployment of nurses to Europe

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

The government is slowing down the deployment of Filipino nurses in Europe particularly the United Kingdom and Germany due to the threat of a new strain of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said instead of suspending deployment, they decided to slow the sending of medical workers to the host countries.

“In the UK, it’s risky at this time, and also in Germany. We are not suspending (deployment), we’re just slowing it down,” he said in a radio interview on Saturday.

The DOLE chief said in case they allow the sending of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the country where they will be employed, the worker has to sign a waiver, that he/she knows the risk they are taking.

“We make sure that before they will be deployed, they have to sign a waiver, acknowledging that they know what they are getting into, the risks in the country where they are going and they will not blame us. It has to be a waiver,” he said.

It was reported that a new strain of the Covid-19 was found in the UK.

The government earlier banned the sending of medical sector workers to ensure that the country has an adequate number of health care workers as the need arises due to Covid-19.

Early this month, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has lifted the temporary ban on the deployment of nurses.

Through a Governing Board Resolution, it has allowed newly hired nurses, nursing aides, and nursing assistants to work abroad.

It ordered that 5,000 healthcare workers (HCWs) be sent overseas every year starting early next year.

The resolution also allowed the hiring of HCWs through government-to-government negotiations under bilateral agreements. (PNA)

Leave a Comment

POLITIKO / Live!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

POLITIKO / Across the Nation

POLITIKO / Latest News

MCD MULTI MEDIA/ Network

  • Natitigok sa COVID-19 nagtriple!

    Nagtriple ang namamatay dahil sa COVID-19 sa National Capital Region (NCR), ayon sa OCTA Research Group. The post Natitigok sa COVID-19 nagtriple! first appeared on NewsKo.

Weekly Sports News

  • Chooks-To-Go Slams Lapu Lapu-Siquijor Game, Threatens To Pull Out As VisMin Super Cup Sponsor

    Chooks-to-Go president Ronald Mascariñas expressed his disappointment at what transpired during the game between ARQ Builders-Lapu Lapu City and Siquijor Mystics which took place on just the fourth game day of the 2021 Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup. The post Chooks-To-Go Slams Lapu Lapu-Siquijor Game, Threatens To Pull Out As VisMin Super Cup Sponsor appeared first on FASTBREAK.com.ph.

  • Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Postpones Thursday Games

    Management of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup has decided to postpone the games on Thursday pending the resolution of the issues surrounding the controversial game between the ARQ Builders—Lapu Lapu City Heroes and the Siquijor Mystics. The post Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Postpones Thursday Games appeared first on FASTBREAK.com.ph.

  • Chef Curry Blasts For 42, GSW Beats OKC

    Stephen Curry had another scorching game as Golden State Warriors walloped Oklahoma City Thunder, 147-109, in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Wednesday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The post Chef Curry Blasts For 42, GSW Beats OKC appeared first on FASTBREAK.com.ph.

Sign up for our Newsletter

We are a social news blog where politikos, their kin, friends and allies are the center of the universe. We write about their words and deeds, likes and dislikes, dreams and fears. We are here to entertain, provoke and hopefully inform you along the way.

Disclaimer