Health workers in Albay town receive cash aid
By Connie Calipay
LEGAZPI CITY --- The local government unit (LGU) of Camalig has released more than PHP2.5 million in cash assistance to barangay health workers (BHWs) and nutrition scholars (BNSs) for their contributions and efforts to improve the villagers’ health and nutrition status.
In an interview on Friday, Tim Florece, LGU-Camalig information officer, said the distribution of the cash assistance on Wednesday benefited 272 BHWs and 56 BNSs.
“The cash assistance provided by LGU is one way of recognizing their participation in maintaining healthy individuals that are very important in community development. The 272 BHWs were awarded PHP7,000 each while the 56 BNSs received PHP10,200 each,” Florece said.
The Camalig LGU also recognized and rewarded four outstanding BNSs with PHP5,000 each.
GOV’T AID. Camalig Mayor Carlos Irwin Baldo Jr. delivers his message to barangay health workers (BHWs) and barangay nutrition scholars (BNSs) who attended an awarding ceremony at the town gymnasium on Wednesday (Dec. 13, 2023). The local government unit released more than PHP2.5 million in cash assistance to BHWs and BNSs for their contributions and efforts to improve the health of the village residents. (Photo courtesy of Camalig LGU)
BHWs and BNS from Anoling, Sua, Tumpa and Quirangay villages who served in different evacuation centers during Mayon Volcano Alert Level 3 operations also received additional cash incentives of PHP600 each.
Meanwhile, 22 BHWs and BNSs received the Service Milestone Award with PHP3,000 in additional cash aid.
“They are the health workers and nutrition scholars who served for more than 35 years. Their continuous commitment shows love for the people and the community,” Florece said.
He said aside from monetary assistance, BHWs, and BNSs continue to participate in capacity-building programs of the Municipal Health Office and skills training that enhance their services. (PNA)