RN Heals Batch 3: 13,000 Nurses, Midwives to be Deployed Next Month
The Department of Health (DOH) announced yesterday that 10,000 nurses and 3,000 midwives will be deployed next month to the various provinces in the Philippines to augment the inadequate nursing workforce in DOH hospitals and other health facilities of local government units.
According to the report, the government deployed the first batch of 10,000 nurses last year and another batch of 11,500 nurses and 1,000 midwives last November.
This year 2012, the recruitment of 10,000 nurses and 3,000 midwives is already ongoing and is expected to be completed by the end of the month.
“The recruitment and selection shall be done by the respective Center for Health Development (CMDs) to be completed by February,” the DOH said.
Under the RN Heals 3 program, newly hired nurses and midwives shall undergo general orientation scheduled on the first week of March before the actual deployment.
Those who were previously hired under the same program and rendered satisfactory services until the end of their contract next week can re-apply.