Dahil sa pandemic na naranasan natin ngayon, Isa sa may pinaka mabigat na trabaho ngayon ay ating mga Front liner lalo na sa mga Medical Front liners
Dahil sa pandemic na naranasan natin ngayon, Isa sa may pinaka mabigat na trabaho ngayon ay ating mga Front liner lalo na sa mga Medical Front liners tulad ng doctor at nurses.
Napaka delikado ang kanilang trabaho ngayon kasi na eexpose sila sa mga patient na may Covid-19 virus kaya pinautos ng gobyerno na bigyan sila ng sapat na pangangailangan at benefits dahil sinasakripisyo nila ang kanilang sarili.
Ngunit salungat ang naranasan ng isang Anak ng namayapang Front Liner. Imbis na makatanggap ng sapat ng Hazard Pay ang namayapang ina , eh parang kulang pa ito kompara sa pangako ng gobyerno.
A few months before my mom passed away, she’s been telling me about how long she and her co-nurses had been waiting for their COVID hazard pay. My mom was eager to receive her hazard pay because she said she was going to use it for Maxene’s Groiler Home Learning Materials. She and her co-workers were expecting about PHP 30,000+ for their COVID hazard pay, based on the DOH announcement of PHP 500 per day for frontliners.
My mom died before she even got her hazard pay.
Yesterday, I went to her workplace to process some of her docs and to claim her benefits. I was told that her COVID hazard pay is already available. Instead of the expected PHP 30,000+, what I received was PHP 7,000+.
Apparently, the COVID hazard pay of the nurses in their public hospital has been reduced to just PHP 150 per day and on top of it were deductions that were not even properly explained by the hospital administration. In the end, it appears my mom was only given a freaking PHP 64.18 ($ 1.31) per day for her COVID hazard pay for 41 days.
This issue is not about monetary value. This issue is about how some government agencies lie and how we take for granted and exploit our frontliners in the face of this pandemic.
This issue is about how my mom was treated way way below than what she deserves in a local public hospital where she worked in for more than 10 years – the first 4 years of those were without any salary.
We’re just going through our grieving process, but to the people who played a key role in denying my mom a swab test after she was exposed to a COVID-19 patient and who angrily cursed on my mom after I commented on a local politician’s post last March that she and her co-workers were not given supplies and PPEs, we forgive you.
We forgive you, but we will NEVER FORGET. We will hold you accountable. We will make sure that all appropriate actions will be taken to hold you accountable. You know who you are. Our mom’s passing will not be in vain.
Sana ay maging makakatuhanan ang mga pangako na binitiwan para sa mga Fronliners dahil sinasakripisyo nila ang kanilang buhay para tayo lang ay mabuhay.