Volunteer health workers in various Covid-19 vaccination sites of the Quezon City local government will be granted daily allowance after the LGU (local government unit) issued Ordinance 3204.
MANILA – Signed by Mayor Joy Belmonte, Quezon City Ordinance 3204 covers or pays food, travel, and subsistence daily allowance to the city’s volunteer medical staff serving at Covid-19 vaccination sites.
The city government pays out a maximum of ₱2,500 per day, depending on the professional qualifications of the volunteer.
In a statement, the local city executive says they must properly compensate medical professionals who augment the limited medical workforce of the city.
The city targets to administer vaccines to at least 1.6 million of its estimated 2.9 million residents.
“Malaking tulong na ang serbisyong binibigay nila sa ating lungsod lalo na’t kulang tayo sa mga medical staff gaya ng mga duktor at nars na kwalipikadong magbakuna (The services they are giving to the city is a big help especially since we are lacking medical staff that includes doctors and nurses who are qualified to vaccinate),” says Mayor Belmonte.
On its Facebook page, the city government calls on more volunteers to facilitate a more efficient and faster vaccination process.
Volunteers sought are nurses who will serve as inoculators, doctors, and post-graduate interns to serve as screeners.
Starting 01 June, a volunteer will be paid per day based on these categories: ₱2,500 for medical doctors; ₱1,400 for dentists and nurses; ₱1,300 for post-graduate interns; ₱1,000 for other allied medical professionals, and ₱800 for midwives. (BG/Headline PH)
Feature image: Quezon City volunteer health workers. Photo credit: QC.Gov.PH