Leyte province distributes incentives to hospital staff

July 12, 2013 10:23 am 

TACLOBAN CITY, July 12 — The provincial government of Leyte kicked off distribution of quarterly incentives to province-run hospitals and its personnel under the hospital income sharing program.

More than a million pesos was distributed by the provincial government to Carigara District Hospital (CDH) in Carigara, Leyte and the Leyte Provincial Hospital (LPH) in Palo, Leyte for the 54 medical and non-medical personnel of CDH and 98 medical and non-medical personnel of LPH.

Incentives for CDH personnel ranged from P7,000 for the non-medical group while doctors received P15,000.

Those at LPH received P6,000 for non-medical staff while doctors received P7,000.

The amounts are not fixed as they vary every quarter based on the income earned by these hospitals.

”As we receive incentives, this has given us a greater challenge of providing better service to quality health care,” said CHD Chief of Hospital Dr. Maribeth Aguilar.

The Hospital Income Sharing program was introduced by then Leyte governor and now Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla to encourage hospital personnel to provide better services and at the same time earn incentives from the income earned by hospitals.

Under Petilla, provincial and district hospitals were placed under a management improvement program, to make the services better by improving both the hospital staff and the hospitals’ facilities.

State-run hospitals in Leyte started to charge its patients, excluding those categorized as “indigents,” to provide the hospitals with income.

Hospitals started earning and able to sustain operations without subsidy from the provincial government, while other extra earnings were also provided to the doctors and the rest of the staff.

There are 14 district hospitals under the provincial government's management that will receive incentives. (PNA)



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