Over 1K Bicol health workers get Covid-19 benefits

Over 1K Bicol health workers get Covid-19 benefits

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Health in Bicol (DOH-5) reported Monday that a total of 1,120 health workers in the region have received their Covid-19 compensation.

The Department of Health office in Bicol (PNA File photo)

In a statement, the DOH-5 said the compensation is granted to all eligible public and private healthcare workers (HCWs) and non-HCWs in health facilities who contracted Covid-19 and/or died in the line of duty.

Those who suffered mild or moderate infection each got P15,000, while P100,000 were given to severe or critical cases. Families of health workers who died due to Covid-19 received P1-million benefits.

Among the 1,120 Bicol health workers who were granted compensation, 1,108 had mild infections, five were severe, and seven had died.

DOH-Bicol thanked all health workers for their sacrifices amid the pandemic. It also wished them health and safety at all times.

“Health workers are reminded to religiously follow the health and safety protocols, especially on duty,” DOH-5 added. (PNA)