Job Vacancies: DOH Now Accepting Applicants for 25,000 Health Workers Nationwide


The Department of Health (DOH) is in need of at least 25,000 Filipino Health Workers following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO). The job vacancies at the DOH is part of the ongoing program of Pres. Duterte to provide decent jobs to all Filipinos nationwide.



According to DOH Sec. Paulyn Jean Ubial in an interview with the media, they are currently in need of nurses, doctors and midwives among others.

“In our 2018 proposal, we included around P9 billion in the budget, hiring around 25,000 new health providers…. Because the recommendation of WHO, you have to have a team at the primary level to address the health care needs of the public. And you need around 24 varied healthcare providers for every 10,000 population. Currently, we only have 14 for every 10,000 population at the frontline,” Ubial disclosed during the “MB Hot Seat” at the Manila Bulletin.

Sec. Ubial added further that "“We’re hiring varied professionals, doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, med-techs, iba-iba ho. But the majority are nurses. Around 22,000 are allocated. Currently we have 15,000 nurse deployment program applicants and hires but in 2018, that will increase to 22,000. About 7,000 increase,” she added.

DOH also increased the slots for needed doctors in the country, from 300 this year, the DOH will increase the needs for doctors to around 500 by the year 2018.

All interested applicants for the vacant positions this year and for the next year's job vacancies at the DOH, Sec. Ubial urged all applicants to go the nearest regional offices of the DOH and apply for their desired positions.

The DOH Chief was quoted as saying "They can apply in our regional offices across the countries… The hiring period is now up to December. The deployment is January to December next year,” the DOH chief stated.

Source: The Manila Bulletin


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