HEALTHCARE WORKERS AT LUNG CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES AND OTHER HOSPITALS CONTINUE TO COVID-19 BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

Press Release | June 15, 2022

Healthcare workers (HCWs) at the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) and other hospitals continue to receive benefits and allowances for joining the fight against COVID-19, in accordance with the requirements and procedures set to ensure the efficient and transparent delivery of these benefits. The LCP received a total of  Php 86,854,545.45  in 2021 for the grant of Active Hazard Duty Pay and Special Risk Allowance and  Php 45,771,000.00 for Meals, Accommodation and Transportation (MAT) for HCWs involved in COVID-19 response in line with the provisions of Bayanihan II.

This year, the  LCP received and has already disbursed Php 8,593,093.75  and Php 9,166,812.50  for the grant of One COVID19 Allowance (OCA) for the month of January and February respectively. The funds for OCA for the month of March amounting to Php 9,320,250.00 has been transferred to the hospital last June 8, 2022. The management of LCP is committed to release the March OCA for eligible HCWs as soon as possible.

“The DOH recognizes the immense contribution of our valiant healthcare workers (HCWs) in the fight against COVID-19,” said Undersecretary of Health and Chief of Staff Dr. Leopoldo J. Vega

“We are working closely together with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to secure funds to continue providing benefits and allowances. One of these, the One COVID-19 Allowance or OCA, will become the Health Emergency Allowance or HEA, once the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 11712 is issued soon. We are one with all frontline healthcare workers in this regard,” he added.

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