Good news! Duterte admin wants hospitals to stop demanding money from fresh grad nurses in exchange for work experience

May mga nurses diyan, they go to the hospitals to be trained. Sila ang nagbabayad sa hospital for the training. Anong klaseng patakaran yan?

This is the statement of Sec. Silvestre Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment after receiving reports that some newly graduate nurses pay the hospitals to acquire work experience.

Upon hearing this, Bello said he quickly formed a team to investigate the report since the practice is against the labor code.

“You go to the hospitals, there are OJT’s working, regular work, walang bayad kasi OJT. Ang tagal naman na OJT yan,” an angry Bello told the reporters.

“Bello blames incompetent DOLE inspectors for the proliferation of this system since they failed to report these cases to the agency,” the UNTV reporter said.  “Bello is looking into the possibility of bribery between the hospital and the DOE inspectors.”

“Papalitan ko ang mga humahawak diyan sa inspection. How can we impose labor standards  kung ang ating mga inspectors ay bibingi-bingi, bubulag-bulag?” Bello asked.

According to DOLE Usec. Dominador Say as per UNTV report, DOLE is now studying the creation of a specific department order that focuses on the rights of the hospital workers.

“Napagplanohan na naman itong mga situationers,  probably this can be a subject of specific department order, na tututok lang sa hospitals.”

You may watch the video below, courtesy of UNTV.

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