so why is it sooo hard to get a job as a nurse in the Philippines? particularly in manila. why aren't hospitals hiring?
Quote from sundaebrain
There is a shortage of nurses and doctors in the indigenous areas of the Philippines...
I am sorry but I respectfully disagree. There is no shortage of any health care personnel in the PH. Urban, rural or otherwise.
It is just that the Gov't cannot afford to give salaries to HC personnel and maintain a hospital and the nurses and doctors would just not work for free. Nurses and Doctors just don't want to work for free or not be compensated and risk of loosing their licenses because of the poor conditions of some Gov't owned hospitals. You can't blame them, esp. if they educated themselves out of their own pockets. If this were Gov't sponsored doctors and nurses the Gov't may have a case to retain them by force but even their Gov't sponsored HC personnels are also leaving them and word is that they were among the first ones to just pack it up, w/c further accentuates that it is the poor working conditions and very low wages that was the root of it all. Then it just became a vicious cycle.
The Gov't is just making it appear that the hospitals in rural areas are closing up because there is no personnel but the truth is nurses, doctors and other ancillary HC personnel are just fed up on being under-compensated and w/ poor conditions that it wouldn't matter if there was a hospital or none.
If you've been to any Gov't hospital in Metro Manila, you will know that there is generally a great difference between a Gov't and a private hospital. If that's the best on what the Gov't can do, then just imagine what conditions are there, in far away provinces.
Last edit by lawrence01 on Sep 6, '07
Quote from lenjoy03
Yup! That's the number one reason.... salary is really a big factor! Some of our nurses and future nurses took this course for its "easy money" and good way to go abroad to help their families.. Now, if ever they'll be assign in a community that has a low pay, some if not all will definitely live the area! They didn't study to have this life! But still there are dedicated healthcare provider that can stand the low salaries.
Regarding the hospital issue... Its hard to find a job in private hospitals because of budget shortage! For examply, they only alot P********* for nurses in their hospital! If they had hired to many employee, the budget will change and some hospitals can't afford it!
I wonder how they come up with the idea on not holding patient and can use promisory notes! Service is important in healthcare profession but we should also be practical! Not all want to pay their debts especially if it caused a fortune! The healthcare industry might die because of this! It has more disadvantage than advantage!
Some people will choose to be in a private hospital instead of just a government hospital even without money because they can always use a promissory note! Then what's next? How can the hospital run after that person with so much hospital bills if they really dont want to pay? It would be ok if the hospital can reimburse it from DOH or any government agencies!
No, they can't. The DOH/Gov't can't even afford to maintain their own hospitals.
Unfortunately, this is happening for years that is why HC personnels were leaving in the 1st place. It's really not just the salary but the working condition and lack of proper equipment and facilities. There are many unfit hospitals out there, private and Gov't. The farther they are from the metropolitan areas the more rug-tugged it gets. These are the ones that are shutting down and the HC personnel knew they were unfit overtime and chose to not be part of it. That's why they leave. They realize that they risk their licenses if they stay put and 'go with the flow', that's why they rather leave and indirectly force these hospitals to shut-down. HC personnels know that the 1st thing to do is to do no harm to patients and if the hospitals are perceived to do more harm than good then better that there should be none at all.
The Phil. HC industry begun deteriorating years-decades ago but if this new law would take effect then this would be the last straw that will break the camel's back.
Seems like they are not satisfied that they are providing inefficient health care to the masses but now they want to destroy private heath care as well.
Last edit by lawrence01 on Sep 6, '07