The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Health Care (CBCP-ECHC) expressed assurance to all health care workers that they will continue to pray for them as they continue to take care of all the sick people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The church will continue to pray for you always with you in the prayer of the Kamilianos, of the Episcopal Commission on Health Care, in your care of the sick bring the love of God, may you see God in the sick, and may the sick see God in those who care for the sick,” Fr. Dan Cancino M.I, Executive Secretary of CBCP-ECHC told Radio Veritas.
With the help and support of the medical health care workers, Fr. Cancino is grateful and said that the Philippines and the whole world are close to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic which killed thousands of lives and left families mourning for their loved ones.
The priest also considered the HCWs as God’s blessing to the country as well as in the church because of their exceptional service in prioritizing the health and welfare of others before themselves.
“Thank you, thank you very much for continuing to serve, thank you very much for continuing to sacrifice your life and show God’s eternal love, especially to those who are looking for it, the people who are sick,” according to the Radio Veritas interview. to Father Cancino.
In recognition of the service of the healthcare workers, May Parsons, George Cross Awardee and United Kingdom-based Nurse has called on the government to increase the salary of healthcare workers.
The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) previously agreed to Parsons’ call to pay attention to nurses in the private sector who receive lower salaries compared to those in public hospitals. (JM)
Based on the records of the Department of Labor and Employment, the entry-level salary of nurses in public hospitals only reaches 13 thousand pesos while the entry level of nurses in private hospitals is around 10 thousand pesos. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)