The evaluation of the more than 700 casual employees deployed in the 11 district hospitals and the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City is still “ongoing.”
Dr. Leonardo Eusebio, head of Hospital Operations said that Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson assured him that health services will be a priority and he does not want it hampered.
"They are being evaluated based on their performance," Eusebio said.
He said that many of these casual personnel at the district hospitals and provincial hospitals render “volunteer work” until their service contracts are renewed after their evaluation.
"There are already some who were renewed and are working," he said.
We expect a delay because of the change in administration, Eusebio also said.
He said that the number of personnel a hospital needs “depends on their bed capacity.”
"Right now, the average patients we have in our hospitals is 180 percent," he pointed out.
These means, Eusebio said, our hospitals lack personnel.
He added that his office has a budget of P1.7 billion which includes salaries for personnel and maintenance, operating and other operating expenses (MOOE).
Right now, the hospitals have 200 permanent and casual doctors, he said.
"But this is not enough to deliver medical services to the people," Eusebio said.