DOH hires 700 more health workers for fight vs COVID-19

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has hired an additional 700 healthcare workers to fill up the over 10,000 slots needed for the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

During an online media forum on Friday, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the number of healthcare workers hired by the agency has reached 7,847.

“As of August 26, it’s at 7,847. So we were able to hire an additional 700,” she told reporters.

The newly-hired medical workers have already been deployed to 362 health facilities across the country, according to Vergeire.

“Of course, we are still not going to stop here. We need to fill up these 10,473 slots and (th…

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