Grant of One COVID-19 Allowance to public and private health care workers (HCWs) and non-hcws in health facilities involved in COVID-19 response

Reference: Department of Budget and Management and Department of Health Joint Circular (JC) No. 2022-0001 (Guidelines on the Grant of One COVID-19 Allowance (OCA) to Public and Private Health care Workers (HCWs) and Non-HCWs in Health Facilities Involved in COVID-19 Response)
 

1. Who are HCWs and non-HCWs? | Sino ang mga HCWs at mga non-HCWs?

Refer to personnel assigned in all health facilities involved in COVID-19 response in line with the National Action Plan COVID-19 strategy of Prevention, Detection, Isolation, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Vaccination (PDITR+) strategy. HCWs comprise medical and health allied personnel who provide direct health care, whereas, non-HCWs provide technical, administrative and support care within the health facilities.

Sila ay ang mga personnel na nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19 na may kaugnayan sa National Action Plan COVID-10 stategy na Prevention, Detection, Isolation, Treatment, and Vaccination (PDITR+). Ang mga HCW ang mga medical at health allied personnel na direktang nagbibigay ng pangkalusugang pangangalaga sa mga pasyente habang ang mga non-HCW naman ay nagbibigay ng technical, administrative, at support care sa mga health facility.

10. When are we eligible for the full rate of OCA? | Kailan magiging eligible sa OCA nang full rate?

The full rate based on the health care work risk classification shall be granted to those who physically rendered their service in a month for 96 hours.

Mabibigyan ng full rate batay sa healthcare work risk classification ang mga nag-physical reporting ng 96 na oras sa loob ng isang buwan.

11. Will the minutes of late and undertime be considered in the computation of the hours physically reported to work? | Mabibilang ba ang mga late at undertime sa pagbibilang ng oras ng pag-piphysical reporting?

YES. The full rate based on the health care work risk classification shall be granted to those who physically rendered their service in a month for 96 hours.

If hours physically rendered is below 96 hours, the formula below for prorated benefits shall be applied:

Prorated allowance = (actual hours physically reported for work/96 hours) x full amount

 

OO. Ang full rate ay nakabatay sa health care work risk classification at maibibigay sa mga nakapag-physical reporting ng 96 hours sa loob ng isang buwan.

Kung mas mababa sa 96 na oras ang naigugol, gagamitin ang formulang nasa ibaba para sa pagbibilang ng benepisyo.

Prorated allowance = (actual hours physically reported for work/96 hours) x full amount

12. We physically rendered less than 96 hours of service in a month, how much will be our OCA? | Mas mababa sa 96 na oras ang aming serbisyo sa loob ng isang buwan. Magkano ang aming OCA?

The formula below for prorated benefits shall be applied:

Prorated allowance = (actual hours physically reported for work/96 hours) x full amount

 

Gamitin ang formula na nasa ilalim para sa prorated benefits:

Prorated allowance = (actual hours physically reported for work/96 hours) x full amount

13. What if the HCW only rendered a few days in high risk area and spent the rest of the month in moderate or low risk area?

What if the HCW only rendered a few days in high risk area and spent the rest of the month in moderate or low risk area?

The higher risk classification shall prevail. The full rate based on the health care work risk classification shall be granted to those who physically rendered their service in a month for 96 hours.

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Paano kung ang HCW ay ilang araw lamang nagtrabaho sa high risk area at nailipat na sa natitirang mga araw ng buwan sa moderate o low risk area?

Susundin pa rin ang higher risk classification. Ang full rate ay nakabatay sa health care work risk classification at maibibigay sa mga nakapag-physical reporting ng 96 hours sa loob ng isang buwan.

14. I am part-time employee who is reporting to two (2) facilities, how much is my OCA? | Ako ay isang part-time employee na nagtatrabaho sa dalawang (2) facilities, magkano ang aking magiging OCA?

The OCA of personnel hired on a part-time basis in one or more health facilities involved in COVID-19 response shall be in direct proportion to the services rendered, provided that the total OCA received from all sources shall not exceed PhP 9,000.00 for high risk, PhP 6,000 for medium risk, and PhP 3,000 for low risk. Otherwise, that will be considered as DOUBLE COMPENSATION or UNJUST ENRICHMENT, with corresponding sanctions. The higher risk classification of the healthcare worker among all the health facility he/she is affiliatedd with shall prevail and serve as basis for computation. Included in the function of the CHDs in Section VI.B.4 is the evaluation, validation and certification of the submitted claims for the grant of the OCA to eligible HCWs and non-HCWs assigned in health facilities involved in COVID-19 response.

On the other hand, in the case of different risk classifications, the highest compensation shall serve as the maximum limit.

 

Nakabatay ang OCA sa serbisyong gagampanan ng hired personnel na naka-part time sa higit isang facility basta hindi ito lalampas sa Php 9,000, kung high risk; Php 6,000, kung moderate risk; at Php 3,000 kung low risk. Kung hindi, ito ay maituturing na DOUBLE COMPENSATION o UNJUST ENRICHMENT, at magkakaroon ito ng karampatang parusa. Ang mas mataas na risk classification ng healthcare worker ang susundin at magiging batayan ng kanyang benepisyo. Kinakailangan ang evaluation, validation, at certification ng pagsusumite ng grant ng OCA para sa mga eligible HCW at non-HCWs na nakatalaga sa mga facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19 batay sa Section VI.B4 ng CHDs.

Sa kabilang banda, kung magkakaiba ang risk classifications, ang may pinakamataas na konpensasyon o rate ang magsisilbing limit

15. I am a detailed HCW/non-HCW, where shall I get my OCA? | Ako ay isang detailed HCW/non-HCW, saan ko makukuha ang aking OCA?

The OCA of an eligible public or private HCW or non-HCW detailed to another government agency shall be granted by the parent agency.

Makukuha ng eligible detailed public o private HCW o non-HCW sa kanyang parent agency.

16. What will be the source of funds for the grant of benefits? | Saan kukuhain ang pondo para sa grant ng mga benepisyo?

The funds will be from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA). CHD will transfer funds to LGUs-owned health facilities and private health facilities based on the number of submitted eligible HCWs and non-HCWs subject to their compliance with the submission of documentary requirements, particularly those required per government accounting rules and regulations.

Magmumula ang mga pondo sa Fiscal Year (2022) General Appropriations Act (GAA). Ang CHD ang maglilipat ng pondo sa mga LGU-owned health facility at private health facility batay sa bilang ng mga isinumiting eligible HCWs o non-HCWs na nakadepende sa compliance sa pagpapasa ng mga kahingiang dokumentaryo, parikular sa mga kahingian ng gobyerno para sa accounting rules and regulations.

17. Do private and public health facilities need to be certified by the DOH as a COVID-19 facility to be included in this benefit? | Kinakailangan bang maging certified ng DOH ang mga private at public health facility para makakuha ng ganitong benepisyo?

YES. Health facility shall be duly licensed or designated by the DOH for COVID-19 response in accordance with the latest National Action Plan Against COVID-19. However, the National Action Plan for COVID-19 Response also clearly stipulates that certain health facilities are part of COVID-19 response. BHS, RHUs and Urban Health Centers while not licensed are considered as part of COVID-19 response and thus need not be certified by DOH as part of COVID-19 response. 

 

OO. Kinakailangang lisensyado o itinalaga ng DOH bilang tumutugon sa COVID-19 batay sa National Action Plan Against COVID-19 ang mga favility. Gayunpaman, may paglilinaw na sa National Action Plan for COVID-19 Response na ang ilang health facility ay kabilang sa mga tumutugon sa COVID-19. Ang mga BHS, RHU, at UHC ay hindi lisensyado ng DOH ngunit binibilang sila bilang tumutugon sa COVID-19. Hindi na kinakailangan ng mga nabanggit ang ma-certify ng DOH bilang bahagi ng mga tumutugon sa COVID-19.

18. What are the documentary requirements to be submitted by health facilities? | Ano ang mga dokumentaryong kahingian na kailangang isumite ng mga health facility?

Health facilities need to submit the following:

1. Annex A (COVID-19 Risk Exposure Classification of HCWs, number of hours physically rendered and OCA amount) and;
2. Annex B (attestation on the truthfulness of the contents of the report and consent for sharing of data has been obtained from the personnel involved). The certification must be signed by the head of human resource or personnel division (if such division is in the structure) and the head of agencies/operations, clearly indicating his/her designation or position.

The electronic submissions of reports will be implemented once the electronic reporting system has been developed. A DOH circular shall be issued once the said system is available and operational. 

 

Kinakailangang isumite ng mga facility ang mga sumusunod:

1. Annex A (COVID-19 Risk Exposure Classification ng mga HCW, bilang ng oras nang physical reporting at halaga ng OCA) at
2. Annex B (patunay na totoo ang mga report at pahintulot na ibahagi ang mga personal na data ng mga personnel). Kinakailangang pirmado ng pinuno ng human resource o ng personnel division at ng mga pinuno ng ahensya/operasyon ang mga dokumentong nagpapatunay ng posisyon ng empleyado.

Maaaring ipasa electronically ang mga kahingian sa sandaling madevelop na ang electronic reporting system. Magpapalaganap ng DOH Circular kung sakaling available at operational na ang system.

19. What is the standard process of validating CREC masterlist to be submitted to CHDs?

The Department Memorandum No. 2022-0072 recommended guidelines for the validation process of the uploaded CREC for the following:
1. For public and private health facilities under LGUs, and Municipal/City/Provincial Health Offices:

a.The submitted reports shall be validated by the respective Development Management Officer (DMO) of each local government unit where the health facility is situated based on the Service Delivery Network.
b. Each DMO shall create an account under their respective CHDs in order to access the same database.

 

2. For DOH health facilities (PDOHO and CHD)

a. The submitted reports shall be validated by the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) or Personnel Division of the respective CHDs.
b. The HRMO shall create an account under their respective CHD in order to access the database.

2. What are the health facilities involved in COVID-19 response? | Anong health facilities ang may kaugnayan sa COVID-19 response?

The health facilities involved in COVID-19 response may refer to any public and private institution with health care as their core service, function or business. Health care pertains to the maintenance or improvement of the health of individuals or populations through the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and chronic management of disease, illness, injury and other physical and mental ailments or impairments. On the other hand, health facilities refer to those duly licensed or designated by the DOH, including the DOH-Central Office, Centers for Health Development (CHDs), Provincial/City/Municipal Health Offices, and Local Government Health Offices, for COVID-19 response in accordance with the latest National Action Plan Against COVID-19.

Maituturing na may kaugnayan ang isang health facility sa pagtugon sa COVID-19 kung healthcare ang pangunahin nitong serbisyo, tungkulin, o negosyo - mapa-pribado man ito o pampubliko. Ang health care ay tumutukoy sa maintenance o pagpapabuti ng kalusugan ng mga indibidwal o populasyon sa pamamagitan ng prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, at chronic management ng mga sakit, karamdaman, injury, o kahit na ano pang physical at mental impairments. Sa kabilang banda, ang mga health facility ay lisensyado o itinalaga ng DOH, kabilang na ang DOH-Central Office, Centers for Health Development (CHDs), Provincial/City/Municipal Health Offices, and Local Government Health Offices na tumutugon sa COVID-19 alinsunod sa National Action Plan Against COVID-19.

20. Since the period coverage for OCA starts on January 1, 2022, How about July-December 2021 which is not covered by SRA? | Bilang Enero 1, 2022 ang umpisa ng period coverage ng OCA, paano ang Hulyo-Disyembre 2021 na hindi kabilang sa SRA?

Since GAA 2022 does not apply to 2021, there no legal basis to cover July - December 2021 but this will be addressed in the proposed bill that is currently at the Office of the President which has retroactive effect on July 2021. The DOH shall update HCWs should the said bill be already signed and enacted into law.

Dahil hindi maaaring i-apply ang GAA 2022 sa 2021, walang sapat na legal na batayan upang ma-cover ang Hulyo-Disyembre 2021. Tinugunan naman ito ng ipinasang batas sa Office of the President kung saan retroactive simula Hulyo 2021 ang epekto nito. Mangyaring mag-uupdate ang DOH sa mga HCW kung mapipirmahan at maipapasa ang batas.

21. Who can we contact for questions regarding the risk exposure classification? | Sino ang maaaring i-contact hinggil sa risk exposure classification?

For question or clarifications , please reach out to your respective CHDs. For questions and clarifications of CHDs, please reach out to Administration and Financial Management Team.

Para sa inyong mga katanungan, abutin lamang ang inyong mga CHD. Para sa mga katanungan at paglilinaw ng mga CHD, abutin ang Administration and Financial Management Team.

3. What are the examples of Health-Related facility? | Ano ang mga halimbawa ng Health-Related facility?

Health-Related Establishment - shall refer to a health service facility or unit which performs health service delivery functions within an agency whose legal mandate is not primarily the delivery of health services.

Ang mga Health-Related Establishment ay mga unit na nagsasagawa o nagbibigay ng mga serbisyong medikal bagamat ang unit na ito ay kabilang sa isang ahensya na ang pangunahing mandato ay hindi tungkol sa pangangalaga ng kalusugan.

4. Who are entitled? | Sino ang entitled?

The following eligibility requirements (3 out of 3) shall be satisfied AND at the same time do not fulfill ANY of the exclusion criteria for PUBLIC HCWs and non-HCWs:

1. The public HCWs and non-HCWs should be:
    a. Employees occupying regular, contractual, or casual positions, whether full-time or part-time; or
    b. Workers engaged through a contract of service (COS) or job order (JO) basis, including duly accredited and registered barangay health workers (BHWS).
    In the case of local government units (LGUs), the list of the public HCWs including BHWs, shall be determined by their respective local health boards.

2. The public HCWs and non-HCWs should be assigned in health facilities involved in COVID-19 response in line with the National Action Plan COVID-19 strategy of PDITR+ strategy.

3. The public HCWs and non-HCWs should be physically reporting for work at their assigned work stations in health facilities on the prescribed official working hours, as authorized by the head of agency/office.


The following eligibility requirements (2 out of 2) shall be satisfied and at the same time do not fulfill ANY of the exclusion criteria for PRIVATE HCWs and non-HCWs:

1. The private HCWs and non-HCWs should be assigned in health facilities that are involved in COVID-19 response in line with the National Action Plan COVID-19 strategy of PDITR+ strategy.

2. The private HCWs and non-HCWs should be physically reporting for work at their assigned work stations in health facilities on the prescribed official working hours, as authorized by the head of agency/office.


 
Kinakailangang mapunan ang TATLO (3 sa tatlo) mga kahingian habang hindi napupupunan ang MASKI ISA sa exclusion criteria para sa PUBLIC HCWs at NON-HCWs:

1. Ang mga public HCW at non-HCW ay kinakailangang:

a. Mga empleyadong regular, kontraktwal, o nasa kaswal na posisyon - mapa-full time o part-time; o
b. Mga trabahanteng naka-contract of service (COS) o job order (JO) basis kabilang na rito ang mga accredited at rehistradong barangay health workers (BHWs).

Sa kaso ng mga lokal na pamahalaan, kinakailangang tukuyin ng mga local government unit (LGU) ang mga BHWs kung ito ay nakatalaga bilang mga public HCW.

2. Kinakailangang ang mga public HCW at non-HCW ay nakatalaga sa mga health favility na tumutugon sa COVID-19 na may kaugnayan sa National Action Plan COVID-19 strategy na PDITR+.

3. Kinakailangang mabuo ang itinalagang oras ng physical reporting ng mga public HCW at non-HCW batay sa itinalaga ng pinuno ng kanilang ahensya o opisina.

Ang mga kahingian para sa eligibility ay kinakailangang mapunan lahat (2 sa 2) habang hindi napupupunan ang MASKI ISA sa exclusion criteria para sa mga PRIVATE HCW at non-HCW:

1. Kinakailangang ang mga private HCW at non-HCW ay nakatalaga sa mga health favility na tumutugon sa COVID-19 na may kaugnayan sa National Action Plan COVID-19 strategy na PDITR+.

2. Kinakailangang mabuo ang itinalagang oras ng physical reporting ng mga private HCW at non-HCW batay sa itinalaga ng pinuno ng kanilang ahensya o opisina.

5. Who are excluded from the grant? Sino ang hindi maaaring makakuha ng grant?

Fulfillment of ANY of the criteria will result in EXCLUSION for the grant of OCA:

The following HCWs and non-HCWs who are engaged without employer-employee relationship and funded through non-Personnel Services appropriations/budgets are excluded from the grant of OCA, specifically:

1. Consultants and experts engaged for a limited period to perform specific activities or services with expected outputs;
2. Laborers engaged through job contracts (pakyaw) and those paid on piecework basis;
3. Volunteers, student workers and apprentices;
4. Individuals, and groups of individuals whose services are engaged through COS or JO, including BHWs, who are NOT assigned in health facilities involved in COVID-19 response;
5. HCWs and non-HCWs assigned in health-related establishments;
6. Those personnel who are in work-from-home arrangements for the entire month;
7. Those who are under quarantine and/or treatment due to COVID-19 and have not rendered actual physical services in health facilities for the entire month; and,
8. Institutional contract of service workers or outsourced personnel.

 

Magreresulta sa EKSLUSYON sa grant ng OCA ang pagpunan sa KAHIT na anong criterion:

Hindi mabibilang sa grant ng OCA ang mga HCW at non-HCW na walang employer-employee relationship at binabayaran sa pamamagitan ng non-Personnel Services appropriations o budget partikular kung:

1. Sila ay mga consultant at experts na limited lamang ang oras na iserserbisyo at may kinakailangang mga output;
2. Mga trabahador na naka job contract (pakyaw) o binabayaran sa piecework basis;
3. Mga volunteer, student workers, at apprentice;
4. Mga indibidwal o grupong naka-COS o JO kabilang na ang mga BHW na HINDI nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19;
5. Mga HCW at non-HCW na nakatalaga sa mga establisyimentong health-related;
6. Mga personnel na naka-work-from-home nang buong buwan;
7. Mga naka-quarantine at/o nagpapagaling dahil sa COVID-19 na hindi nakapag-physical reporting sa mga health facility sa loob ng isang buwan; at
8. Mga trabahanteng naka-institutional COS o mga outsourced.

 

SPECIFIC PERSONNELELIGIBILITYREMARKS
Non-Medical Personnel

Non-Medical Personnel

YES

OO

Other personnel in health facilities or health offices, whether technical, administrative, or support personnel, regardless of employment status, are eligible for OCA as long as they fulfill ALL the three (3) of the eligibility criteria for public HCWs and non-HCWs and two (2) eligibility criteria for private HCWs and non-HCWs and do not fulfill ANY of the exclusion criteria.

 

Maaaring mabigyan ng grant ang ibang mga personnel sa health facilities o health offices maski na technical, administrative, o support ang kanilang trabaho, maski na anong employment status kung mapupunan nila ang LAHAT sa tatlong (3) eligibility criteria para sa public HCWs and non-HCWs at dalawang (2) eligility criteria para sa private HCWs at non-HCWs at hindi nila mapunan ang KAHIT ISA sa exclusion criteria.

Job Order (Contract of Service) Personnel

Job Order (Contract of Service) Personnel

YES

OO

Workers engaged through contract of service (COS) or job order (JO) are eligible for OCA as long as they fulfill ALL the three (3) of the eligibility criteria for public HCWs and non-HCWs and two (2) eligibility criteria for private HCWs and non-HCWs and do not fulfill ANY of the exclusion criteria.

 

Maaaring mabigyan ng grant ang mga trabahanteng naka-contract of service (COS) o jobb order (JO) kung mapupunan nila ang LAHAT sa tatlong (3) eligibility criteria para sa public HCWs and non-HCWs at dalawang (2) eligility criteria para sa private HCWs at non-HCWs at hindi nila mapunan ang KAHIT ISA sa exclusion criteria.

Uniformed Personnel

Mga Unipormadong Personnel

YES

OO

Health Care Workers and Non Healthcare Workers assigned in Hospitals and Health Facilities under AFP, PNP, BFP and BJMP are included in the grant of OCA. Provided that the said facility is involved in  COVID-19 response and not enjoying benefits identical to OCA, otherwise it will mean ""double compensation"" or ""unjust enrichment"".

 

Kabilang ang mga HCW at non-HCW na nakatalaga sa mga ospital at health facility sa ilalim ng AFP, PNP, BFP, at BJMP kung ang mga facility ay tumutugon sa COVID-19 at kung hindi sila nakatatanggap ng benepisyong kagaya ng OCA. Kung hindi magiging ""double compensation"" o ""unjust enrichment"" ito.

Civilian HCWs in Military Hospitals

Mga Civilian HCW sa mga Military Hospitals

YES

OO

Provided that they are assigned in Hospitals or health facilities engaged in COVID-19 response.

 

Kabilang kung sila ay nakatalaga sa mga ospital o health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19.

Personnel in Rural Health Units, Urban Health Centers, and Barangay Health Stations

Personnel sa mga Rural Health Unit, Urban Health Center, at Barangay Health Station

YES


OO

RHUs, UHCs, and BHS are considered as medical facilities, thus, their personnel are entitled to OCA provided that they do not fulfill ANY of the exclusion criteria.

 

Itinuturing na medical facility ang mga RHU, UHC, at BHS kaya sila ay maaaring makatanggap ng OCA basta hindi nila mapupunan ang KAHIT ISA sa mga exclusion criterion.

Barangay Health Workers

Mga Barangay Health Worker

NOT ALL

HINDI LAHAT

Only those BHWs who can satisfy ALL the following are entitled to OCA:

1. They are accredited AND duly-registered BHWs;

2. They are assigned in medical or quarantine facility, or other health facilities; OR their official duties as evidenced by a signed order by MHO/CHO or LCE are related to COVID-19 response;

3. They are included in the list certified by the Local Health Board as eligible for the grant of OCA

 

Maaari lamang mabigyan ng OCA ang mga BHW na makapupuno ng LAHAT ng sumusunod na criteria:

1. Kung sila ay accredited AT rehistradong BHWs;

2. Kung sila ay nakatalaga sa mga medical o quarantine facility, o iba pang health facility; O ang kanilang tungkulin ay may kaugnayan sa pagtugon sa COVID-19. Kinakailangang pirmado ito ng kanilang MHO/CHO o LCE.

3. Kung sila ay nasa certified na listahan ng mga eligible sa OCA ayon sa kanilang Local Health Board.

BHERTs

Mga BHERT

NOT ALL

HINDI LAHAT

Only BHERTS who fullfill the eligibility criteria stipulated in the JC and do not fulfill ANY of the exclusion criteria (i.e., they should be employed or assigned in a health facility involved in COVID-19 response)

 

Tanging ang mga BHERT na nakatupad sa eligibility criteria na nakasaad sa JC at hindi nakapuno sa kahit na anong exclusion criterion (hal. kinakailangan sila ay employed o nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19)

Barangay Tanod in the BHERT

Barangay Tanod sa BHERT

NO

HINDI

A Barangay Tanod does not fulfill the eligibility criteria stipulated in the JC.  (i.e., they should be employed or assigned in a health facility involved in COVID-19 response)

 

Hindi napupunuan ng Barangay Tanod ang eligibility criteria na nakasaad sa JC (hal. kinakailangan sila ay employed o nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19)

Contact Tracers in the LGU

Mga Contact Tracer sa LGU

NOT ALL

HINDI LAHAT

Only Contact Tracers who fullfill the eligibility criteria stipulated in the JC and do not fulfill ANY of the exclusion criteria (i.e., they should be employed and assigned in a health facility involved in COVID-19 response)

Tanging ang mga Contact Tracer na nakatupad sa eligibility criteria na nakasaad sa JC at hindi nakapuno sa kahit na anong exclusion criterion (hal. kinakailangan sila ay employed o nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19)

Municipal/Provincial Disaster Risk Management Office personnel whose role is to transport covid patients

Mga Municipal/Provincial Disaster Risk Management Officer personnel na naghahatid sa mga pasyenteng may COVID

NO

 

HINDI
They do not fulfill the eligibility criteria stipulated in the JC.  (i.e., they should be employed or assigned in a health facility involved in COVID-19 response)


Hindi nila napupunuan ang eligibility criteria na nakasaad sa JC (hal. kinakailangan sila ay employed o nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19)

Security Guards, Janitors, Utility

Mga Security Guard, Janitor, at Utility personnel

YES

OO

Provided they are assigned in  health facilities involved in COVID-19 response AND are either regular, job order or contract of service DIRECTLY with the health facility.

 

Kung sila ay nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19 AT sila ay regular, direktang may JO o COS sa health facility.

Outsourced Personnel

Outsourced Personnel

NO

HINDI

Personnel must be employed by the health facility through job order, contract of service, or plantilla to be entitled to OCA.

 

Kinakailangang ang personnel ay employed sa health facility sa pamamagitan ng JO, CO, o plantilla upang mabigyan ng OCA.

Institutional Contract of Service

Institutional Contract of Service

NO

HINDI

Personnel must be employed by the health facility through job order, contract of service, or plantilla to be entitled to OCA.

 

Kinakailangang ang personnel ay employed sa health facility sa pamamagitan ng JO, CO, o plantilla upang mabigyan ng OCA.

Personnel in Private Medical Clinics

Mga Personnel sa mga Private Medical Clinic

NO

HINDI

UNLESS the medical clinic can show a certification from the DOH/City Health Office or Provincial Health Office that they were designated to become COVID-19 health facility.

 

MALIBAN kung makapagpapakita ang medical clinic na ito ay certified ng DOH/CHO o ng PHO na sila ay COVID-19 health facility.

Dentists or Dental Assistants

Mga Dentista o mga Dental Assistant

IT DEPENDS

DEPENDE

YES, IF assigned in health facilities involved in COVID-19 response.

NO, IF employed in stand-alone dental clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, and health offices which are not involved in COVID-19 response.

 

OO, KUNG sila ay nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19.

HINDI, KUNG sila ay employed sa mga stand-alone dental clinic, laboratory, pharmacy, at health office na hindi tumutugon sa COVID-19.

MedTech, RadTech, Laboratory Assistants

Mga MedTech, RadTech, Laboratory Assistant

IT DEPENDS

DEPENDE

YES, IF assigned in health facilities involved in COVID-19 response.

NO, IF employed in stand-alone dental clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, and health offices which are not involved in COVID-19 response.

 

OO, KUNG sila ay nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19.

HINDI, KUNG sila ay employed sa mga stand-alone dental clinic, laboratory, pharmacy, at health office na hindi tumutugon sa COVID-19.

Pharmacists

Mga Pharmacist

IT DEPENDS

DEPENDE

YES, IF assigned in health facilities involved in COVID-19 response.

NO, IF employed in stand-alone dental clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, and health offices which are not involved in COVID-19 response.

 

OO, KUNG sila ay nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19.

HINDI, KUNG sila ay employed sa mga stand-alone dental clinic, laboratory, pharmacy, at health office na hindi tumutugon sa COVID-19.

Social Workers

Mga Social Worker

IT DEPENDS

DEPENDE

YES, IF assigned in health facilities involved in COVID-19 response.

NO, IF employed in stand-alone dental clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, and health offices which are not involved in COVID-19 response.

 

OO, KUNG sila ay nakatalaga sa mga health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19.

HINDI, KUNG sila ay employed sa mga stand-alone dental clinic, laboratory, pharmacy, at health office na hindi tumutugon sa COVID-19.

Personnel in Dialysis Centers

Personnel sa mga Dialysis Center

NO

HINDI

UNLESS the dialysis center can show a certification from the DOH/Provincial/City/Municipal Health Office that they are catering  to known or confirmed COVID-19 patients.

 

MALIBAN kung makapagpapakita ang dialysis center ng certification mula sa DOH/PHO/CHO/MHO na sila ay tumatangap at nagseserbisyo sa mga pasyenteng kompirmadong may COVID-19.

DOH Central Office,CHD, Provincial/City/Municipal Health Office Personnel

Mga Personnel sa DOH Central Office, CHD, Provincial/City/Municipal Health Office

YES BUT NOT ALL


OO, NGUNIT HINDI LAHAT

YES. Provided that their specific offices  are involved in COVID-19 response (PDITR+) Strategy. NO, if the Office is not involved in any of the PDITR+ response strategy.


OO, Kung ang mga nabanggit na opisina ay tumutugon sa COVID-19 (PDITR+ Strategy). HINDI, KUNG hindi ito kabilang sa kahit na anong PDITR+ strategy.

Retired or Resigned

 

Retirado o Nagbitiw na sa trabaho

YES

 

OO

Provided that they fulfill ALL the three (3) of the eligibility criteria for public HCWs and non-HCWs and two (2) eligibility criteria for private HCWs and non-HCWs and do not fulfill ANY of the exclusion criteria.The personnel should coordinate with the HR of the health facility to ensure that they will be included in the list of eligible HCWs/non-HCWs to be submitted to the CHD concerned.


Kung natupad nila ang LAHAT sa TATLONG (3) eligibility criteria para sa mga public HCWs at non-HCWs at DALAWANG (2) eligibility criteria para sa mga private HCWs at non-HCWs at hindi napunan ang KAHIT ISA sa mga exclusion criterion. Kinakailangang makipag-ugnayan sa HR ng kanilang health facility upang masiguro na sila ay kabilang sa naipasahang listahan ng mga eligible HCW/non-HCW na isusumite sa kanilang CHD.

Detailed Personnel

Detailed Personnel

IT DEPENDS

DEPENDE

IT DEPENDS where they were detailed. If they are detailed in a health facility involved in COVID-19 response, YES.

 

NAKADEPENDE kung saan sila detailed. Kung sila ay detailed sa isang health facility na tumutugon sa COVID-19, sila ay eligible para sa OCA.

Volunteers

Mga Volunteer

NO

HINDI

They must be employed by the health facility to be entitled to OCA.

 

Kinakailangang sila ay employed sa health facility para sila ay mabigyan ng OCA.

Consultant Physicians

Mga Consultant Physician

NO

HINDI

UNLESS with employment contract with the health facility.

 

MALIBAN kung sila ay may employment contract sa health facility.

Medical and Nursing Students

Mga Mag-aaral ng Medisina at Nursing

NO

HINDI

They are included in the exclusion criteria.

 

Sila ay kabilang sa exclusion criteria.

Doctors deployed/detailed in other hospitals

Mga doktor na detailed sa ibang ospital

YES

OO

They shall follow the work setting where they are detailed. However, they shall be listed in their parent agency.

 

Kinakailangan nilang sundin ang work setting kung saan sila detailed. Gayunpaman, sila ay ililista sa kanilang pinanggalingang ahensya.

Residency and Fellowship Trainees

Mga Residency at Fellowship Trainee

YES

OO

In both private and public health facilities.

 

Sa parehong pribado at pampublikong health facilities.

Personnel working from home or in similar alternative working arrangements?

Mga Personnel na naka-work from home arrangement o katulad na arrangement

IT DEPENDS

DEPENDE

If they are under work-from-home arrangement for the whole month, NO.


Kung sila ay naka-work from home ng buong buwan, HINDI.

Personnel who underwent Quarantine/Isolation and/or Treatment due to COVID-19?

Mga Personnel na nag-Quarantine/Isolate at/o Nagpagaling dahil sa COVID-19

IT DEPENDS

DEPENDE

If they did not physically report for work for the whole month, NO.


Kung hindi sila nagphysical reporting sa loob ng isang buwan, HINDI.

Personnel who are on official business

 

Mga Personnel na naka-official business
YES

 

OO
They are eligible even on official business since they dispensing the functions inherent to their current positions, provided there is a Department Personnel Order/Office Order authorizing the activity outside work area/post (work from home is not considered as official business)

 

Maaari silang makatanggap kahit na sila ay nasa official business kung mayroong Department Personnel Order/Office Order na nagpapahintulot na sila ay nagtatrabaho sa labas ng opisina (hindi kabilang ang pagtatrabaho sa bahay dito)

Personnel who are on leave of absence, trainings and scholarship grant?

Mga Personnel na naka-leave of absence, nag-tetraining at naka-scholarship grant

IT DEPENDS


DEPENDE

If they did not physically report for work for the whole month, NO.


Kung hindi sila nagphysical reporting sa loob ng isang buwan, HINDI.

Job Orders that are emergency hired under Human Resource for Health in reponse to COVID-19 Health Emergency

Mga emergency hired na Job Orders sa ilalim ng Human Resource for Health bilang tugon sa COVID-19 Health Emergency

YES

 

OO
HRH under Emergency Hiring shall be included in the list of CHD/Health Facility where their contracts are lodged.


Kabilang ang mga HRH na kinuha sa pamamagitan ng Emergency Hiring at dapat silang kabilang sa listahan ng CHD/Health Facility kung nasaan ang kanilang mga kontrata.

 

6. Is One COVID-19 Allowance taxable? | May buwis ba ang One COVID-19 Allowance?

Yes, OCA is taxable.

Oo, may buwis ang OCA.

7. How are SRI, AHDP and MAT benefits related to OCA? | Paanong magkakaugnay ang mga benepisyong SRI, AHDP, at MAT sa OCA?

The One COVID-19 Allowance is the most inclusive and equitable benefit for all healthcare workers. The grant of SRA, AHDP and MAT will no longer continue in 2022 due to lack of Legal Basis, instead OCA will be provided to eligible HCWS starting January 2022.

Ang One COVID-19 Allowance ang pinaka-inclusive at makatarungang benepisyo para sa lahat ng healthcare workers. Ang grant ng SRA, AHDP, at MAP ay hindi na magtutuloy sa pagpasok ng 2022 dahil sa kakulangan ng Legal na Batayan. Kaya naman, umpisa Enero 2022, OCA na ang ipamamahagi sa mga eligible HCWs.

8. Where do we base the rate of OCA? | Saan nakabatay ang rate ng OCA?

The grant of OCA shall be based on the number of hours that the public and private HCWs and non-HCWs physically report for work in a month, as certified by the head of the health facility, or his/her authorized representative, reckoned starting January 1, 2022.

Also, it shall be based on risk classification to high, moderate or low risk of the eligible public and private HCWs and non-HCWs as guided by the DOH Administrative Order No. 2022-0001.

 

Ang grant ng OCA ay nakabatay sa bilang ng oras na nag-physical reporting ang mga public at private HCW at non-HCW sa loob ng isang buwan. Kinakailangan itong mapatunayan ng pinuno ng kanilang health facility na ito mula Enero 1, 2022.

Gayunding nakabatay ito sa risk classification na high, moderate, o low risk ng eligible public at private HCWs at non-HCWs batay sa DOH Administrative Order No. 2022-0001.

9. How much is the rate of OCA? | Magkano ang rate ng OCA?

The rate of OCA per COVID-19 Risk Exposure Classification of HCWs and non-HCWs shall be as follows:

COVID-19 Risk Exposure Classification    Rate
1. High                                                            PhP9,000.00
2. Moderate                                                    PhP6,000.00
3. Low                                                             PhP3,000.00

 

Nakadepende ang rate ng OCA sa COVID-19 Risk Exposure Classification ng mga HCW o non-HCW. Narito ang mga sumusunod na rate:

COVID-19 Risk Exposure Classification      Rate
1. High                                                               Php 9,000.00
2. Moderate                                                        Php 6,000.00
3. Low                                                                Php 3,000.00