LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The provincial government of Pangasinan is hiring 155 more healthcare workers to ramp up the province’s response against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
In a radio interview on Thursday, Governor Amado Espino III said the additional health workers will be deployed to the 14 provincial government-run hospitals.
“The provincial government, through the Provincial Health Office (PHO), has consolidated the request of our chiefs of hospitals. We also looked at our budget and we can afford to compensate for them,” he said.
Espino said interested applicants such as nursing aides, midwives, and other healthcare workers are advised to send their resume and other credentials to the PHO, Provincial Human Resources Office, or at the governor’s office.
“Pinakamarami ang ilalagay natin sa Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) dahil doon maraming pasyente. (We will deploy more workers at the PPH that has most number of patients),” he added.
Meanwhile, Espino said the provincial government has already reactivated its halfway house in Sta. Barbara town as an augmentation quarantine facility.
Pangasinan has experienced an influx of Covid-19 patients for the past weeks wherein makeshift tents were set up to accommodate more non-Covid-19 patients.
“Medyo maayos at maginhawa na sa PPH at ang iba pa nating hospitals dahil ginagawa natin ang lahat para maibsan ang hirap ng ating mga kababayan. (We somehow improved the situation at PPH and other hospitals because we are doing our best to ease the sufferings of our province mates),” Espino said.