Gordon proposes P1-million as financial aid to families of healthworkers who died of COVID-19

Published March 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Mario Casayuran

Senator Richard J. Gordon proposed last night an amendment to the Bayanihan Act of 2020 bill to include P1 million in financial assistance to the families of the healthcare workers who died while rendering their service in the battle against COVID-19.

Senator Richard Gordon  (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)
Senator Richard Gordon
(ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

‘’Right now, we battle an unseen enemy. Ang mga doktor, nurses, medtech, radtech, at lahat ng frontliners ay pagod na pagod na. Medical personnel and all frontliners must be protected. Hazard pay must be given to them,’’ Gordon said.

(The doctors, nurses, medical technologists, radiology technicians and all the frontliners are extremely fatigued.)

Gordon made the statement Monday night during the debate on the bill giving special powers to President Duterte to fight COVID-19 and head off its negative financial impact on the country.

 

 
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