60,000 health workers got SRA; DOH awating DOJ opinion to give more

MANILA, Philippines — Over 60,000 health workers have so far received their special risk allowance (SRA) provided under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, but the Department of Health (DOH) is seeking the legal opinion of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release more.

During the Senate plenary debates on the proposed 2021 budget of the DOH on Wednesday, senators were told that a total of 60,682 healthcare workers had already received their SRA.

Of this number, 43,908 are regular employees and 16,774 are job order workers, according to Sen. Pia Cayetano, who was defending the DOH budget.

“But there are those who are unpaid — regular employees and job orders. There is a re…

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