The Department of Health announces on Friday that they need more healthcare workers in the fight against COVID 19. On their Official Facebook page, they call on doctors, nurses, nurse assistants, and hospital orderlies who will heed the call to serve.
Health Worker Volunteers
The health workers will work in one of the three NCR COVID-19 referral hospitals. These include the Lung Center, Philippine General Hospital, and Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital. The voluntary work will last for a month. Food and accommodation will be provided by the DOH for the entire duration of your work.
Additionally, since the work will involve direct contact with COVID-19 patients, health workers will be given a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help reduce the risk of exposure.
Volunteers will undertake an 8-hour shift every day and will work for 14 consecutive days. Once complete, they will do a mandatory on-site quarantine for 14 days.
Health workers will receive an allowance of P500/ day which will be paid through Paymaya. DOH will also give insurance of cash compensation of P100,000 to public and private health workers who may contract the virus while on duty. Those health workers who will die will receive P1,000,000.
How to apply as a volunteer?
If you are a health worker and you want to serve the people and our country, you may do so by clicking this link https://www.dohvolunteerportal.org/
Upon clicking the link above, you will be redirected to the DOH Volunteer portal for health care workers. Scroll below and choose what category you belong to. Categories include nurses, doctors, other medical professionals, nurse assistants, and orderlies.
Read the details of the job, and if you are willing to help, you can sign up and join. After you sign up and answer the survey, just wait for the DOH portal confirmation of participation. There will be training and orientation afterward. You also need to sign a waiver and nondisclosure agreement. Finally, you can start your volunteer work.